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May 16, 2017
Finland: Sawn softwood production up 15% in Q1/2017 as Chinese demand booms
The Finnish forest industry notably increased its production of sawn softwood timber and plywood at the start of 2017, when construction in the main market areas picked up. Paperboard and pulp production also grew strongly, but disparities between product groups in the forestry industry remain high. The increase in European demand, and especially demand in China, for the industry was visible in the early part of the year. Political risks cast a shadow over growth prospects, however. “Businesses in the Eurozone have confidence in the future ...
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