Contribution to economy and society

Statistics of the forest-based industry’s importance to Sweden’s economy and society.

The forestry industry is of great importance to the Swedish economy. It employs a total of 120,000 people across the country, which corresponds to two percent of the total number of people employed in Sweden. 

In addition to the wood products, pulp and paper industry, the forest-based industry also includes forestry. The largest number of people employed is in the pulp and paper industry. The industry is present all over Sweden and has great regional importance.  

The forest raw material is mostly domestic and the import of industrial products is relatively small. Therefore, the forest-based industry makes a large contribution to Sweden's trade balance. 

The forest-based industry accounts for 9-12 percent of Swedish industry's total employment, exports, turnover and value added.