What is the current state of forest product markets and how will they develop in the future?

  • Author(s): Jonsson, Ragnar; Hurmekoski, Elias; Hetemaki, Lauri; Prestemon, Jeffrey
  • Date: 2017
  • Station ID: Book Chapter-SRS-2017


Forest-based industries – pulp and paper, solid wood products, and a number of downstream value-added wood-based manufacturers – have received limited attention in the pursuit of a successful implementation of EU and national bioeconomy strategies. According to Eurostat, the pulp and paper and solid wood products industries accounted for about 4.4% (€277 billion) of the production value and 5.4% (1.61 million) of total EU employment in manufacturing in 2013. The importance of the sector is far greater if one were to include forestry and logging and downstream wood-based industries (furniture, energy, chemicals, etc.).

  • Citation: Jonsson, Ragnar; Hurmekoski, Elias; Hetemäki, Lauri; Prestemon, Jeffrey 2017. What is the current state of forest product markets and how will they develop in the future?  In: Winkel, Georg (Editor), Towards a sustainable European forest-based bioeconomy – assessment and the way forward. European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland.

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