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Theme: Forestry

Fire damage to forests (June-September 2021)


In the period June-September 2021, the Republic of North Macedonia was affected by several forest fires. In order to gain insight into the magnitude and estimated damage from these fires, the State Statistical Office in cooperation with the Public Enterprise “Nacionalni Shumi” conducted a supplementary statistical survey on forest fires. The results of this survey, supplemented with administrative data, are presented in this news release.

According to the survey data, in the period June-September 2021, there were 142 cases of forest fires, which affected 11420 ha of forest area. 

Of the total fire damage, forests of mixed tree stands were affected the most, making up 52.2%, followed by forests of broadleaved species with 30.2%, forests of coniferous species with 10.1%, while ground vegetation accounted for 7.4%. 
The burned wood mass in the forests was 482 106 m3, while the estimated value of material damage was 2 318 091 000 denars.


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