What is the current state of forest product markets and how will they develop in the future?

  • Authors: Jonsson, Ragnar; Hurmekoski, Elias; Hetemaki, Lauri; Prestemon, Jeffrey
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland


Forest-based industries – pulp and paper, solid wood products, and a number of downstream value-added wood-based manufacturers – have received limited attention in the pursuit of a successful implementation of EU and national bioeconomy strategies. According to Eurostat, the pulp and paper and solid wood products industries accounted for about 4.4% (€277 billion) of the production value and 5.4% (1.61 million) of total EU employment in manufacturing in 2013. The importance of the sector is far greater if one were to include forestry and logging and downstream wood-based industries (furniture, energy, chemicals, etc.).

  • Citation: Jonsson, Ragnar; Hurmekoski, Elias; Hetemäki, Lauri; Prestemon, Jeffrey 2017. What is the current state of forest product markets and how will they develop in the future?  In: Winkel, Georg (Editor), Towards a sustainable European forest-based bioeconomy – assessment and the way forward. European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland.
  • Posted Date: December 28, 2017
  • Modified Date: February 21, 2018
  • Requesting Print Publications

    Publication requests are subject to availability. Fiscal responsibility limits the hardcopies of publications we produce and distribute. Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, distributed and printed.

    Please make any requests at pubrequest@fs.fed.us.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.