Posted 八月 17, 2016
Finland's paperboard production increased 6.6% in January-June 2016 and pulp production was up 4.2% compared to the corresponding period of 2015. The forest-based sector's recent investments have boosted production of both paperboard and pulp in the first half of the year, as the Finnish Forest Industries Federation said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
Production of softwood sawn timber likewise increased substantially in January-June, with output up some 5%. Total softwood sawn timber production came to 5.8 million cubic metres.
The forest-based sector produced a total of 1.6 million tonnes of paperboard and 3.7 million tonnes of pulp in the first half of 2016. Paper production continued to contract and totalled 3.4 million tonnes in the first half of the year, down 6.7% from January-June 2015.