Sweden's forest products federation welcomes government's plan for 20% increase in forest products exports by 2020

LOS ANGELES , August 30, 2011 () – Skogs Industrierna, the Swedish forest products federation, has welcomed a target set in a new government forest industry action plan for a 20% increase in forest products exports by 2020.

Marie Arwidson, CEO of Skogs Industrierna’s forest industries division, said the Swedish forest industry had entered an exciting phase, and had developed many new advanced products with high added value, U.K. timber industry magazine TTJ reported on Aug. 30.

Earlier this month, German industry news service Euwid reported that Sweden has increased its softwood production capacity by 12% in two years. Output is expected to grow by at least 2.9 million m³ by the end of this year, representing around 12% of the country's 2010 softwood lumber output of 16.9 million m³.

The primary source of this article is TTJ, The Timber Industry Magazine, on Aug. 30, 2011 and Forestweb archives.

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