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Sizeable jump in harvested timber stats

Finland’s harvested timber volume was 16% up over the 10-year October average, according to the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) in its monthly statistics report. Source: IHB

Out of the total harvested Finnish roundwood volume, sawlogs accounted for 2.9 million m³ and pulpwood for 3.1 million m³ of the industrial roundwood logging volumes.

Industrial roundwood logging volumes from forests in non-industrial private ownership were 4.9 million m³.

Finnish forest industry companies and the state harvested 1.2 million m³ of roundwood from their forests, which is 15% more than in October 2016.

As of 2017, harvested energy wood volumes are included in the monthly statistics. In October, 296,000 m3 of wood was harvested for energy production.