Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Arrendepriser på jordbruksmark 2012

JO 39 SM 1301


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List of terms


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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 is been provided to Eurostat by most of the member states each year since 1973. Since the accession to EU in 1995, Sweden also 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. 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. Therefore the figures delivered to Eurostat are not the same as those presented in this report.

A short summary tells us that the rent prices in Sweden has increased by on average 15 % from year 2010 to year 2011. Between 2011 and 2012 the increase was about 2 % on average. The high increase between 2010 and 2011 in the southern areas, suitable for cereal production, might be in part a result of higher prices for cereals. We saw the same level of increase between the year 2006 and 2007 when there also was a high increase in prices for cereals. The average price to rent one hectare agricultural land including rents without payment in Sweden was 1 637 SEK in the year 2012. The rents for agricultural land in the northern part of Sweden include a bigger share of rents without payments and therefore the price in some southern parts of Sweden is more than ten times larger than in the northern parts.

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Explanation of symbols

1. Average rent for agricultural land 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, SEK/ha, including rents without payment.

2. Average rent for agricultural land 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, SEK/ha, excluding rents without payment.

3. Average rent for arable land 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012, including rents without payment, SEK/ha1.

4. Development of rents for agricultural land including rents without payment 1995–2012 (1994=100).

5. Percentage of rents without payment 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

6. Average number of contracts per holding 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

7. Proportion written contracts 1996, 2007 and 2008.

8. Total agricultural land in Sweden, rented area, number of holdings that rent land, average rented hectares per holding according to Farm register 2010.


List of terms

Arrendepris på jordbruksmark


Rent for agricultural land






Permanent grassland




Götalands mellanbygder


Central districts in Götaland

Götalands norra slättbygder


Plain district in northern Götaland

Götalands skogbygder


Forest districts in Götaland

Götalands södra slättbygder


Plain district in southern Götaland

Mellersta Sveriges skogsbygder


Forest districts in central Sweden

Nedre Norrland


Lower parts of Norrland


Norra Sverige

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




Production areas. Sweden divided in areas by soil type 


Skriftliga avtal


Written contracts

Småland med öarna


Svealands slättbygder

Svealands slättbygder


Plain districts in Svealand



NUTSII area Västsverige



Arable land

Östra Mellansverige

”NUTSII” area including two NUTSII areas,  Stockholm and Östra Mellan-sverige


Övre Norrland

Upper parts of Norrland