Wood and forest
The forest sector is the foundation of the Finnish bioeconomy. Collaboration between our strong forest sector and other sectors makes Finland a true leader in bioeconomy. We have already made joint efforts to develop knowledge, technologies and solutions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Besides wood products and paper, biomasses originating in forests are now being used to create textile fibres, medicines, chemicals, functional foods, plastics, cosmetics, smart packaging and biofuels.
Finnish forests are managed and used in a sustainable manner. Eighty per cent of our land area is forest, and it is managed carefully to ensure that much more wood grows every year than what is utilised. The forest industry utilises natural resources in a way that takes into account the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability.