General

The forest industry employs approximately 150,000 Finns directly and indirectly. Not only does the sector provide income and dynamism to rural areas but it also accounts for a fifth of the country's export earnings.

The Finnish forest industry in figures

The forest industry is a major contributor to wellbeing in Finland. The sector accounts for approximately 20 per cent of Finland’s export revenue and it is a major employer, especially in regional areas. 

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The forest industry’s challenges and opportunities

The productivity of the Finnish forest industry used to be based on major investments and the adoption of the latest technologies, which together boosted productivity beyond that of competing countries. Finland now has fewer competitive advantages. 

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Finnish forest industry groups are among the largest in the world

Finnish forest industry groups are among the world’s biggest forest industry companies. 

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