Finland's forest industry in May harvested 3.4 million m3 of roundwood for industrial use; from January-May, 26.5 million m3 of roundwood were harvested for use by forest industries--up 1% from previous year but down 3% from five-year average: Luke

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June 28, 2023 (press release) –

In May 2023, a total of 3.4 million cubic metres of roundwood was harvested for industrial use. In January-May, 26.5 million cubic metres of roundwood were harvested for use by the forest industries. This removal volume was up 1% from the previous year and down 3% from the five-year average.

  • Sawlogs accounted for 1.6 million m³ and pulpwood for 1.8 million m³ of the industrial roundwood removal.
  • Industrial roundwood removals from non-industrial private forests were 2.5 million cubic metres, down by 10% from the year before.
  • The felling volume in forest industry companies’ forests and state-owned forests was one million cubic metres, up by 25% from the year before.
  • Energywood removals totalled 480,000 cubic metres, of which delimbed stems and whole-trees was 43%.

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

  Felling volumes 

Compared to

the previous year

Compared to the average of

the previous five year

  1 000 m3 % %
Industrial roundwood total  26 473 1 -3
Logs total 11 072 -2 1
Pine logs 5 067 6 7
Spruce logs 5 545 -8 -3
Hardwood logs 460 -8 -7
Pulpwood total 15 401 4 -5
Pine pulpwood 6 882 10 -2
Spruce pulpwood 4 516 3 -1
Hardwood pulpwood 4 003 -5 -14
Energywood total 2 231 -7 21

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