During the first half of 2018, sawn timber was Finland’s sixth most important export article. The sawmill industry’s production originates for the most part, from the domestic market. Only a small part of production technology is imported. The sawmills share of the net export earnings are large compared to other sectors.
The sawmills are often the economic drivers of local communities. In remote areas, sawmills have significant impact on employment. It has been estimated that every job at a sawmill has an indirect impact of five more. In addition, sawmills bring provinces export earnings, which benefits local economies in tax as well as in stumpage income.
Finnish sawmills have extensive knowledge of wood as a material. Our sawmills are looking for long-term partners and they can deliver wood through whole year.