Further weakening in global economy and slowing demand growth will reduce the producton and export volumes of many forest industry products in 2019 and 2020. In particular, the short term outlook for the Finnish sawmill industry has become bleak due to the oversupply in the export markets.
This report presents the methods and results of the Finnish multi-source forest inventory corresponding to year 2015. In addition to field data, satellite images, digital map data and other georeferenced data were used.
Year 2018 will be a major economic peak in the Finnish forest sector. Forest industries’ production and export volumes are growing, industrial roundwood fellings are increasing, stumpage prices are rising, and operating profit in non-industrial private forestry is improving. Current cyclical peak is driven by growing world economy, which has increased the demand for forest industry products.
Synthesis on bioeconomy monitoring systems in the EU Member States – indicators for monitoring the progress of bioeconomy
This report presents an overview of existing bioeconomy strategies, policies or related initiatives and indicators to monitor and assess these at EU MS level, and the importance of existing bioeconomy sectors at national level. Furthermore, it presents the existing or needed most suitable bioeconomy key indicators and related indicators, and their respective data availability, for assessing and monitoring the progress of a bioeconomy at national level. The identified most suitable bioeconomy indicators important and feasible at the national context, can contribute to the further discussions when setting the frame for the development of a common EU bioeconomy monitoring system.
WAMBAF – Good Practices for Ditch Network Maintenance to Protect Water Quality in the Baltic Sea Region
In this document, we (i) describe the aims of DNM and give an overview of the existing scientific knowledge of the effects of DNM on tree growth, soil properties, hydrology and soil hydraulics, and drainage water quality, (ii) present factors for assessing the suitability of DNM, and (iii) present the principles of DNM planning and water protection for the reduction of the exports of SS, N and P to the water bodies in the Baltic Sea Region.
In this report the results of the studies on extractives of Norway spruce, Scots pine, and silver and white birch have been summarized to facilitate the identification of the best suitable biomass assortments for sourcing future biorefineries and their production lines.
MELA2016 Reference Manual is the documentation of the MELA Version 2016 released on the 1st of February 2017. MELA2016 Reference Manual is published electronically only and made available for public in Internet.
The study tests the potential of machine learning models to analyse and forecast global bilateral trade flows of soft sawnwood by countries.
Isotopic composition of Pb in peat and porewaters from three contrasting ombrotrophic bogs in Finland: Evidence of chemical diagenesis in response to acidification
The low rates of vertical water movement in bogs generally combined with the size of the metal-containing particles in solution may be additional factors limiting Pb mobilization.