Cornerstone of the Finnish economy
Sawn timber was Finland’s fifth most important export item in 2018: its export value was EUR 1.8 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.
+358 20 779 0960
Säästöpankinranta 4 C 24, 00530 Helsinki
Finnish Sawmills Association
The Finnish Sawmills Association, established in 1945, promotes the interests of the independent sawmilling industry. The association has more than 30 member companies.
UPSWING IN TIMBER MARKETS REINFORCES SAWMILLING INDUSTRY Demand for sawn timber continues to grow around the world. At the same time, the global supply of sawn timber has increased and the flows of goods have changed substantially. The situation for Finnish sawmills...
THE BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY IMPOVERISHES THE FOREST BIOECONOMY In May 2020, the European Union published a biodiversity strategy aimed at strengthening Europe's resilience by halting the loss of biodiversity. The strategy should support the EU's intention to lead the...
THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IMPACT ON THE SOFTWOOD MARKET On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online. Not even the Covid‐19 pandemic could stop producers and traders of softwood lumber from...
“The environmental story of sawmills is superior to any other major export industries.“
Tommi Sneck, Chairman of the Board, Finnish Sawmills Association
+358 20 779 0960
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.