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Finland wants to increase its bio-economy output to 100 billion euros in 2025 and to create 100.000 jobs in the process. The forest-based bio-economy would take roughly 2/3 of the sector in Finland.
Editorial office / Brussels

Marianne Huusko-Lamponen, permanent representaion of Finland to the European Union, stressed the importance of forestry to Finland at the EFIB15, held today and tomorrow in Brussels. Momentarily, the bio-economy (wood processing, chemistry, energy, construction etc) in Finland generates a yearly turnover of 64 billion euros, giving work to 11 procent of the professional population and taking 26 per cent of the export volume. ‘Our well-being in the future depends to a large extent to the bio-economy, in essence our ability to use renewable resources in an efficient and sustainable manner.’