Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Arrendepriser på jordbruksmark 2010

JO 39 SM 1101


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Statistics on agricultural land prices and rents has not been calculated or published on a regular basis in Sweden before the accession to EU. In EU this kind of statistics have been provided to Eurostat by most of the member states 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 stratified sample. The questionnaires are worked out in a way that makes it 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 delivered to Eurostat is not the same presented in this report.

A short summary tells us that the rent prices in Sweden has increased with on average 3 % from year 2008 to year 2009. Between 2009 and 2010 the increase was about 4 % on average. The average price to rent one hectare agriculture land in Sweden was 1 391 SEK in year 2010. The rents for agriculture land in the northern part of Sweden includes a bigger share of rents without payments and therefore the price in some southern parts of Sweden is up to ten times larger then in the northern parts.

There prices for rent in Sweden has increased almost every year since 1995 but still, as shown in fig. F 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 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010, 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 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010, including rents without payment, SEK/ha.

4. Development of rents 1994–2010 (1994=100).

5. Percentage of rents without payment 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

6. Average number of contracts per holding 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010.

7. Proportion contract 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 according to farm register 2010.

9. Rents for agricultural land in EU-countries 2000–2007, euro/ha1.


List of terms

Arrendepris på jordbruksmark

Rent for agricultural land




Permanent grassland




Rents without payment




Agricultural land

Norra mellansverige

NUTS2 area Norra Mellansverige

Norra Sverige

”NUTS2” area including two NUTS2 areas, Mellersta Norrland and Övre Norrland


Production areas. Sweden divided in areas after kind of soil type 

Skriftliga avtal

Written contracts

Småland med öarna

NUTS2 area oSmåland med öarna


NUTS2 area Sydsverige


Nuts 2 area Västsverige


Arable land

Östra mellansverige

”NUTS2” area including two NUTS2 areas,  Stockholm and Östra Mellansverige