Roundwood consumption in Finland totaled 78.6 million m3 in 2022; 83% of that volume--or 65.2 million m3--was processed by the forest industry, and the remaining amount was burned as energy: Luke Finland

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November 21, 2023 (press release) –

Roundwood consumption totalled 78.6 million cubic metres in 2022. Forest industry production accounted for 83% of this volume, and the remaining amount was burned as energy.
  • In 2022, a total of 78.6 million cubic metres of roundwood was consumed in Finland (-8%),
    • of which 65.2 million cubic metres (-10%) were processed by the forest industry. Domestic roundwood accounted for 61.3 million cubic metres (-2%) and imported roundwood for 3.9 million cubic metres (-60%) of this volume.
    • A total of 13.4 million cubic metres of roundwood (+3%) was burnt in energy generation. Of this amount, 6.5 million cubic metres were consumed as firewood in small-scale housing and 6.9 cubic metres as forest chips manufactured from small-sized trees and large-sized stemwood at heating and power plants.
  • A total of 25.8 million cubic metres of forest industry by-products and various types of wood residues (-8%) were consumed.
    • The volume of by-products and residues consumed in forest industry production as chips and sawdust was 9.2 million cubic metres (-6%).
    • In total, 16.6 million cubic metres of by-products and residues (-8%) were consumed in energy generation. Of this volume, heating and power plants consumed 3.3 million cubic metres as forest chips made from forest residues (logging residues and stumps) and 11.1 million cubic metres as forest industry by-products (mainly bark, sawdust and industrial chips). In addition, this volume includes recycled wood and pellets burned at heating and power plants (1.7 million cubic metres) and different types of recycled wood, by-products and pellets burned in small-scale housing (0.4 million cubic metres).

Roundwood comprises industrial logs and pulpwood, as well as roundwood consumed by heating and power plants in energy generation and burned in small-scale housing (small-sized trees and large-sized stemwood). In addition, roundwood includes imported chips and sawdust processed by the forest industry.

By-products and residues comprise domestic chips and sawdust consumed in forest industry production and solid forest industry by-products (not liquid by-products) consumed in energy generation, pellets and recycled wood, as well as forest chips made from logging residues and stumps.

The statistics have previously been published as preliminary. Compared to the preliminary statistics, the use of roundwood decreased by 0.01 million cubic metres and the use of by-products and residues increased by 0.3 million cubic metres due to the revision of the statistics of Wood in energy generation.

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