Finland's forest industry in June harvested 4.5 million m3 of roundwood for industrial use, the same level as the previous year; sawlog removals were 2.2 million m3, pulpwood removals 2.3 million m3: Luke

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HELSINKI , August 16, 2022 (press release) –


In June 2022, a total of 4.5 million cubic metres of roundwood was harvested for industrial use. This removal volume was same level than previous year and 4% from the five-year June average.

  • Sawlog removals were 2.2 million and pulpwood removals 2.3 million cubic metres. Compared with the average in June in the previous five years, sawlog removals were higher 16% and pulpwood removals 6% lower.
  • Industrial roundwood removals from non-industrial private forests were 3.5 million cubic metres, down by 8% from the year before.
  • The felling volume in forest industry companies’ forests and state-owned forests was 1.0 million cubic metres.
  • Energywood removals totalled 555,000 cubic metres, of which delimbed stems and whole-trees made up 256,000 cubic metres.
  • In January-June, 30.7 million cubic metres of roundwood were harvested for use by the forest industries. This removal volume was down 5% from the previous year and 3% from the five-year average. Compared with the average in the previous five years, sawlog removals were higher 7% and pulpwood removals 10% lower.

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