Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Arrendepriser på jordbruksmark 2016

JO 39 SM 1701


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Before the accession to the EU, Swedish statistics on agricultural land prices and rents were not calculated or published on a regular basis. This kind of statistics has since 1973 annually been provided to Eurostat by most member states. Since the accession to the EU in 1995, Sweden is also providing Eurostat with annual statistics on agricultural land prices and rents.

In Sweden approximately 30 000 farmers rent land according to the farm structure survey 2013. The price estimations of agricultural rents are based on sample surveys with postal inquiries. About 1 800 farmers have been included in the stratified sample. The questionnaire is designed to enable estimations of the rented values of agricultural land excluding other things than land, such as buildings or entitlements.

Between the accession to the EU in 1995 and 2011, rent prices in Sweden have doubled. Since 2011, however the average price has remained around 1 600–1 700 SEK per hectare. The average price in Sweden to rent one hectare of agricultural land, including rents without payment, was 1 705 SEK in 2016. For arable land the average price was 1 798 SEK and for permanent grassland 562 SEK. The prices for land rents increased by 1 % between 2015 and 2016, but the increase is not statistically significant. The biggest increase was found in the plain district in northern Götaland and in the forest districts in central Sweden. In average, the rents for agricultural land in the southern parts of Sweden are around ten times higher than in the northern parts.

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Explanation of symbols

1. Average rent for agricultural land 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, SEK/ha, including rents without payment3.

2. Average rent for agricultural land 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 SEK/ha, excluding rents without payment.

3. Average rent for arable land 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 including rents without payment, SEK/ha3.

4. Development of rents for agricultural land including rents without payment 1995–2016 (1994=100).

5. Percentage of rents without payment 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016

6. Average number of contracts per holding 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016

7. Proportion of written contracts 1996, 2007 and 2008, percent

8. Total agricultural land in Sweden, rented area, number of holdings that rent land, average rented hectares per holding according to Farm register 2013.

9. Average rent for agricultural land 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, SEK/ha, including rents without payment, excluding rents with entitlements and buildings


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 skogsbygder


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


NUTSII area Småland med öarna

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