A total of 3.9 million m3 of roundwood was harvested in Finland for industrial use in June, taking the January-June total to 30.3 million m3

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HELSINKI , August 15, 2023 (press release) –



In June 2023, a total of 3.9 million cubic metres of roundwood was harvested for industrial use. This removal volume was down 13% from the previous year and down 12% from the five-year June average. In January-June, 30.3 million cubic metres of roundwood were harvested for use by the forest industries. This removal volume was down 1% from the previous year and down 4% from the five-year average.

  • Sawlogs accounted for 1.7 million m³ and pulpwood for 2,1 million m³ of the industrial roundwood removal.
  • Industrial roundwood removals from non-industrial private forests were 3.0 million cubic metres, down by 13% from the year before.
  • The felling volume in forest industry companies’ forests and state-owned forests was 0.9 million cubic metres, down by 15% from the year before.
  • Energywood removals totalled 700,000 cubic metres, of which delimbed stems and whole-trees was 47%.

Felling volumes (m3) and change (%) of commercial fellings by roundwood assortment, January-June 2023

  Felling volumes 

Compared to

the previous year

Compared to the average of

the previous five year

  1 000 m3 % %
Industrial roundwood total  30 346 -1 -4
Logs total 12 810 -5 -1
Pine logs 5 859 3 6
Spruce logs 6 439 -11 -5
Hardwood logs    511 -10 -8
Pulpwood total 17 536 2 -6
Pine pulpwood  7 981 7 -3
Spruce pulpwood 5 115 2 -2
Hardwood pulpwood  4 440 -5 -15
Energywood total  2 930 -1 28


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