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Media release, December 13, 2012  
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Finnish forestry facts in a compact package

Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry 2012 is now available

The new Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry 2012 offers an overall picture of the forests, forestry and the forest industries in Finland, including the most important international statistics as well. The Yearbook contains key statistics on the forest sector, starting from forest resources and ending up in foreign trade of forest-related products. Statistics dealing with the forest environment, multiple uses of forests and environmental issues offer another aspect to the forest sector.

The Yearbook provides the basic facts of the forest sector, for example, for research purposes, as well as for the planning, implementation and follow-up of national forest and environmental policies. The Yearbook has been published since the late 1960s.

This year, Metla has added a separate chapter on the roundwood trade, including more detailed information on roundwood prices than before; i.e. stumpage prices by felling method. Chapter 1 contains the latest information on Finnish forest resources by region, based on the 11th National Forest Inventory. At the beginning of the Yearbook, there is also a summary of the key indicators of Finland’s forest sector and a diagram illustrating wood flows in Finland in 2011 (pdf).

An electronic PDF version of the Yearbook is available online from the Metinfo Statistical Service. The graphs and tables with their extended time series can also be downloaded onto your computer for further processing. In addition to the Yearbook, the Statistical Service offers a wide range of other forest-related statistics, such as the weekly monitoring of roundwood trade, commercial roundwood removals and foreign trade in forestry products.

The Statistical Yearbook of Forestry is part of the Official Statistics of Finland (OSF). Metla’s statistical production is based on cooperation and voluntary arrangements with data providers. In 2011 and 2012, the substance development of Finnish forest statistics has primarily focused on the statistics describing the various activities on the roundwood markets. For more detailed information on recent activities in Metla’s forest statistics, readers are referred to page 9 of the Yearbook.


Further information

  • Esa Ylitalo, Editor-in-Chief, tel. +358 40 8015515, esa.ylitalo(a)

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