26-10-2016 Country focus: Finland a world leader in the forest bio-economy

Finland is Europe’s most heavily forested country with 86% of its land area – 23 million hectares – under forest cover.

In fact, Finland’s historical development into one of the world’s most prosperous countries is to a great degree based on our ability to utilize this renewable natural resource, our green gold. Today Finland’s innovative and dynamic forest industry cluster consists of more than 50 pulp and paper mills and over 240 other production sites for wood products. The biggest Finnish forest industry companies are global players and lead the development and production of new, higher value added bio-based products.

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