Cornerstone of the Finnish economy
Sawn timber was Finland’s fourth most important export item in 2021: its export value was EUR 2.8 billion. Sawmills utilise one third of the roundwood harvested in Finland annually, paying two thirds of forest owners’ stumpage earnings.
Sawn timber is a product that binds the carbon stored in forests for as long as centuries.
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“The environmental story of sawmills is superior to any other major export industries.“
Tommi Sneck, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Sawmills Association
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Säästöpankinranta 4 C 24, 00530 HELSINKI
Association that promotes the interests of the Finnish sawmilling industry
The Finnish Sawmills Association promotes the business operations of its member companies by representing their interests. The association’s membership base consists of approximately 30 companies that operate throughout the country. Nearly all of our members are family companies with a face.