Sawwood production in Finland is expected to decrease from the previous year. At present, Finland’s sawwood exports to China have begun to recover, while exports to North Africa and Europe have declined.
In Europe, due to the slowdown of the construction industry, there is insufficient demand in the sawmill market. In addition, timber processed from stormwood and the bark beetle infestation from Central Europe will ensure an adequate supply of sawn logs and reduce market prices.
A strike at the beginning of the year in the Finnish forestry machinery industry will significantly affect the amount of timber harvested throughout the year.
It is estimated that this year’s sawmill production in Finland will drop to 10.3 million cubic meters. The average export price of sawnwood is estimated to be 4% lower than the previous year.
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