Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Arrendepriser på jordbruksmark 2008

JO 39 SM 0901


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Statistics on agricultural land prices and rents have on a regular basis not been calculated or published in Sweden before the accession to EU. In EU this kind of statistics have been provided by most of the Member States to Eurostat each year since 1973. Since the accession to EU in 1995, also Sweden is providing Eurostat with annual statistics on agricultural land prices and rents.

The estimations of agricultural rents are based on sample surveys with postal inquiries. Concerning the last year about 1 800 farmers have been included in the sample, which is stratified. The questionnaires are worked out in a way that it is possible to estimate the rented values of only the arable land, which means that rented values of living houses or other buildings are not included in the estimates of agricultural rents delivered to Eurostat. Therefor the figures we deliver to Eurostat is not the same that disscussed in this report.

A short summary tells us that the rent prices in Sweden has increased with on average 16 % from year 2006 to year 2007. This is the highest increase since 1995. Between 2007 and 2008 the increase was about 3 % on average.

There has been an upward trend in the rents since 1995 but still as you see in fig. F, in which rents for the EU Member States are shown, it can be seen that the rents in Sweden seem to be low compared to some other Member States. However the estimated rents in different countries are not fully comparable because of differences in calculation methods.

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Explanation of symbols

1. Average rent for agricultural land 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, SEK/ha, including rents without payment.

2. Average rent for agricultural land 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, SEK/ha, excluded rents without payment.

3. Average rent for arable land 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, incl rents without payment, SEK/ha.

4. Development of rents 1994-2008 (1994=100).

5. Percentage of rents without payment 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

6. Average number of contracts per holding 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

7. Proportion rentcontract in written 1996, 2007 and 2008.

8. Total agricultural land in Sweden, rented area, number of holdings who rent land, average rented hectares per holding 2007.

9. Rents for agricultural land in EU-countries 2001-2006, euro/ha1.


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Rent for agricultural land






Grazing land


Rents without payment




Agricultural land

Norra mellansverige

NUTS2 area of Norra mellansverige

Norra Sverige

NUTS2 area of Norra Sverige



Småland med öarna

NUTS2 area of Småland med öarna


NUTS2-area of Sydsverige


Nuts 2-area of Västsverige


Arable land

Östra mellansverige

NUTS2 area of Östra mellansverige