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April 15, 2021

Raw material shortages could have serious consequences for Sweden’s forest industry

The productive forest land used in Sweden today is not enough to meet the demand for forest raw materials, the Swedish Forest Agency and SLU state in a new forest impact assessment. The Swedish forest industry is currently estimated to need around 77 million cubic meters of timber and pulpwood per year.

The Swedish Forest Agency's new forest impact assessment, SKA 22, shows that Sweden's position in the global timber market can be weakened. The reason is a shortage of raw materials, which limits both deliveries of wood products and the expansion of industry.

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