Specific projects


Forest Statistics Information Service

Specific research projects

At regular intervals, the FSIS performs separate projects to focus in detail on specific problems in forest statistics. Usually one project is in the implementation stage, while one or two other projects are being planned.

During the past few years, the FSIS has carried out the following projects:

  1. Fuelwood consumption in dwellings
  2. Removals and flows of commercial roundwood in Finland
  3. Small sawmills in Finland
  4. Forest taxation

* Fuelwood consumption in dwellings

The purpose of the project was to determine regional figures for fuelwood consumption in dwellings. The data were gathered using a mailed questionnaire. Information on heating systems, procurement of fuelwood and dwelling characteristics were reported.
The results for heating season 2000/2001 have been published in Finnish in August 2003.

Contact: Yrjö Sevola

* Removals and flows of commercial roundwood in Finland

The purpose of the surveys is to calculate the removals and flows of commercal roundwood from felling districts to utilisation districts. Since the 1960's, the studies have been carried out at intervals of 3 to 6 years.

The results for 1997 have been published in Finnish in July 2000.

Contact: Aarre Peltola

* Small sawmills in Finland 1998

The aim of this study is to present information on small sawmills, for which no continuous statistics exist. The main goals of the study are to find out the number of small sawmills, their roundwood consumption and production of sawn timber.

The results for 1998 have been published in Finnish in April 2000.

Latest publication:
- Small sawmills in Finland, 1990. Folia Forestalia 784. [English summary]

Contact: Esa Ylitalo

* Forest taxation

After the transition period of 13 years, the income forest taxation
in Finland is now based on actual stumpage revenues (see the review
of the forest taxation systems in use in 2006

The forest taxation based on site-productivity (also referred as:
"area-based forest taxation") ended in 2005. It was based on the
assessed average value of the annual yield of the growing stock (see
the older review of forest taxation in Finland, PDF).

Contact: Esa Ylitalo

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Updated: 02.07.2008 /MGalMetlan kotisivulle