With the recent increased demand for domestic spruce roundwood as well as pulp, in truth the demand for pulp is outgrowing the demand for roundwood, Finland is putting more investment into its forest industry.
It is predicted that growth for next year will exceed half a million cubic meters and may well loom towards three quarters of a million.
For the period January to August 2016 the results show higher growth than in the corresponding months of 2015. This demand for spruce roundwood is expected to continue into 2017 as a direct consequence of investment in the forest industries.
The price of pine and birch still remains below that of spruce. Prices for all three remain below that of 2015 but the good news is that analysts are predicting price rises in 2017.