Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Arrendepriser på jordbruksmark 2018

JO 39 SM 1901


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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 been provided to Eurostat by most member states annually since 1973. 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 26 000 farmers rent land according to the farm structure survey 2016. 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 1 600–1 730 SEK per hectare. The average price in Sweden to rent one hectare of agricultural land, including rents without payment, was 1 726 SEK in 2018. For arable land the average price was 1 815 SEK and for permanent grassland 555 SEK. The prices for land rents increased by 1 % between 2017 and 2018. The biggest increase was found in the plain district in southern Götaland and in the plain district in northern Götaland. On 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 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, SEK/ha, including rents without payment

2. Average rent for agricultural land 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 SEK/ha, excluding rents without payment

3. Average rent for arable land 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 including rents without payment, SEK/ha

4. Development of rents for agricultural land including rents without payment 1995–2018 (1994=100)

5. Percentage of rents without payment 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018

6. Average number of contracts per holding 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018

7. Proportion of written contracts 1996, 2007, 2008, 2017 and 2018, percent

8. Total agricultural land in Sweden, rented area, number of holdings that rent land, average rented hectares per holding according to Farm register 2016

9. Average rent for agricultural land 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018, 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