In 2016, the average price of forests rose by 2.1%. This increase comes amid strong demand for forest investment. Most of the territory is affected – particularly the North-Parisian area.
The transaction surface area has increased by 9.8%, with 120,000 hectares compared with 109,000 back in 2015. The total transaction value now stands at €1,444mn, which is up by a significant 23.8% from 2015. The total number of transactions (17,500) meanwhile has jumped by 9.1%. This upward trend is clear across several segments such as small 1- to 10-hectare plots, where the number, surface area and value are all continuing to climb. This buoyant activity can be put down to the search for recreational spaces or wood fuel supplies.