Lithuanian forests

  1. Why do business in Lithuania?
  2. One of the fastest developing countries in the European Union.

  3. A member of the Schengen Area, the European Union, NATO and the Euro Area.

  4. Probably the fastest Internet in the world.

  5. Great infrastructure and “green” cities.

  6. One of the highest educational levels of the population in the European Union.

Why invest in Lithuanian forests?

Quality

There are over 2 million hectares of excellent-quality forest in Lithuania. It is dominated by pine (35%), birch (22%), and spruce (21%).

Forest in Lithuania

Pine 35%

Spruce 21%

Birch 22%

Other 22%

22%

21%

22%

35%

Growth

Average annual growth per hectare amounts to 8,7 m3.

8,7 m3
33%

Forest coverage is at 33%

124 МCM 490 МCM

Growing stock volume amounts to 490 МCM, including
124 МCM of mature stands.

71%

71% of all forests are commercial forests.

6%

Return on investments is from 6% onwards.

Stable price increase

Prices have risen by 300% since 2003 and show a continued steady increase, yet the price level of forest land in Lithuania remains substantially lower than for comparable land in Sweden, approximately a third of Swedish prices.

Price increase

2013

2020

Price increase

Low risk

Legal: all real estate transactions are checked and approved by a Notary Public. Private ownership is protected by Lithuanian and EU law.

Operational: forests are managed in line with FSC standards, Lithuanian forest regulation and forest management plans, developed by skilled forest engineers and flexible in terms of timing of harvesting depending on a customer’s preferences.

Lithuanian forests

Who can own forests in Lithuania?

Since Lithuania is a member of the EU, European citizens can buy forest either directly or by establishing a company in Lithuania.

1 102 000 ha

State forests

888 000 ha

Private forests

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