Largest timber stocks in 12 years
Total stocks of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips are estimated to have reached 9.5 million cubic metres as of December 31, 2019. This is an increase of 15 percent since the previous year. We haven't seen such large volumes in stock at year-end since 2008.
Stocks of pulpwood decreased towards the end of the year and totalled 5.4 million cubic metres. Of this, 4.2 million cubic metres were pulpwood of mixed softwood which were 46 percent more than the same time in 2018. The stocks of pulpwood of spruce and hardwood were slightly lower than last year and were both around 0.6 million cubic metres.
Stocks of coniferous sawlogs increased at the end of the year to 3.2 million cubic metres. Compared with the same time of the year before, this is an increase of 8 per cent.
Stocks of chips are estimated to have reached 0.9 million cubic metres, down 10 percent compared to 2018.
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