Thanks to the positive economic situation and investments, roundwood use by the Finnish forest industry will break the 70 million cubic metre barrier for the first time since the recession. The use of imported roundwood will continue to decrease slightly this year and next.
The increasing use of wood in Finland has been hinted at the past few years by the increasing volume of domestic roundwood trade and removals, and its rate of growth is expected to slacken during the forecast period. The growing demand will be reflected in rising roundwood prices. The price of roundwood will also be pushed up next year by inflation.