Volume of forest industry exports by product type 1960-2022.
The processing and export of wood-based products are of major importance to the Finnish economy.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has resulted in considerable sanctions against Russian products.
Evading sanctions and bringing illegal birch plywood to the market causes considerable harm to the European plywood industry.
The share of export production varies by product group from 51 percent to 98 percent.
In the Finnish forest industry, the consequences of the invasion include difficulty procuring raw materials and logistical challenges.
The contribution of the export industry to the Finnish national economy is approximately 47 per cent of the value added.
Finland can find triumphs in the international race for investments and green jobs with high added value if we work together.
It is important to find an alternative source for the deficit in import volume, particularly birch pulpwood.