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Finland

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.       Area:  338,145 sq. km.

b.      Total Population: 5,421,827 (2012 est.)

c.       GDP: $200.7 billion (2012 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: -0.2% (2012 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $37,000 (2012 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                      i.      agriculture: 2.8%

                                                    ii.      industry: 27.1%

                                                   iii.      Services: 70.1% (2012 est.)

 

g.       Investment (gross fixed): 19.4% of GDP (2012 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 7.8% (2012 est.)

 

i.         Industries: Metals and metal products, electronics, machinery and scientific instruments, shipbuilding, pulp and paper, foodstuffs, chemicals, textiles, clothing.

j.        Industrial production growth rate: -1.8% (2012 est.)

 

k.       Total Labor force:  2.69 million (2012 est.)

l.         Labor force - by occupation:

                                               I.            agriculture and forestry:  4.4%

                                             II.            industry : 15.5%

                                           III.            public services: 28.5%

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.       Total Exports: $73.4 billion (2012 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: Electrical and optical equipment, machinery, transport equipment, paper and pulp, chemicals, basic metals; timber.

c.       Total Import: $73.15 billion (2012 est.)

d.      Imports commodities: Foodstuffs, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, transport equipment, iron and steel, machinery, computers, electronic industry products, textile yarn and fabrics, grains.

 

e.      Exports - partners: Sweden 11.1%, Germany 9.4%, Russia 9.9%, US 7%, Netherlands 6.4%, USA 6.1%, China 4.6%, UK 5.1% (2012).

f.        Imports - partners: Russia 17.8%, Germany 13.9%, Sweden 14.8%, Netherlands 8%, China 4.4% (2012).

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.       Climate: Cold temperate; potentially subarctic but comparatively mild because of moderating influence of the North Atlantic Current, Baltic Sea, and more than 60,000 lakes.

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 22950.0 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                      i.      Arable land:  6.65%

                                                    ii.      Permanent crops: 0.01%

                                                   iii.      Irrigated land: 685.8 sq. km. (2010)

                                                  iv.      Other:  93.34% (2011)

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: Barley, wheat, sugar beets, potatoes; dairy cattle; fish.

 

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  pulp and paper, foodstuffs, textiles, clothing  
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

Current Issues: Air pollution from manufacturing and power plants contributing to acid rain; water pollution from industrial wastes, agricultural chemicals; habitat loss threatens wildlife populations.

  CO2 emissions (Mt/ capita): 10.03

  June 2004: In Finland, supermarkets pay a levy on the number of plastic bags used.

  Finland has enacted a "tax" on plastic bag use.

  According to the WWF, the average Finnish citizen has an ecological footprint of about 7.6 global hectares.

  Finland is Europe's most forested country, with more than 70% of the land covered with forests.

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions in 2009 nearly 7 per cent below the commitment level of the Kyoto Protocol

 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

Flax fiber and tow import by Finland

Years

Quantity (tonnes)

2007

238

2008

257

2009

222

2010

230

2011

63

 Flax fiber and tow export by Finland

Years

Quantity (tonnes)

2007

6

2008

4

2009

0

2010

8

2011

8

                       Jute Yarn Import: Finland

List of supplying markets for Yarn of jute or of other textile bast fibres

 

Exporters

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Unit

World

21

23

37

14

16

Tons

Bangladesh

21

22

37

13

0

Tons

Estonia

0

0

0

0

10

Tons

                Import of Packing Item: Finland

List of supplying markets for Sacks & bags for packing of goods, of jute or of other textile bast fibres

Exporters

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Unit

World

34

46

64

92

51

Tons

India

8

7

25

53

24

Tons

Bangladesh

6

21

19

17

16

Tons

China

14

0

0

15

8

Tons

               

 

 

Finland: Jute and other allied fibre products imported from Bangladesh, China & India

a.       Yarn of jute, bast fibre except flax, true hemp, rami

b.      Sacks & bags, packing, of jute or other bast fibres

c.       Yarn of jute, textile bast fibre nes, multiple, cable

d.      Twine, cordage, ropes & cables, other synthetic fibre

e.      Woven fabric of jute/bast fibre, not unbleach/bleache

f.        Presses for particle, fibre board, etc manufacture

g.       Needleloom felt and stitch-bonded fibre fabric

h.      Woven fabric of other vegetable textile fibre or pape

i.         Twine, cordage, ropes & cables, other synthetic fibre

 

 

 

 
     
     
  Other Information:  
     
 

Top production: Finland

 

Year: 2010

 

Commodity

Production (MT)

Potatoes

659100

Wheat

724400

Sugar beet

542100

 

 

            Year: 2009

         

Commodity

Production (MT)

Potatoes

755300

Wheat

887000

Sugar beet

559000

 

 

            Finish pulp & paper industry

 

  Finns among world leaders in paper recovery and recycling

  67% of the paper and paperboard consumed in Finland is collected.

  Globally, the average rate of collection is around 50%.

  In Finland, the largest amount of recovered paper is collected by industry, which accounts for 52% of all recovered paper.

  Paper is mostly made from virgin fibre

  Virgin fibre is always needed together with recycled fibre

  Largest amount of recycled fibre is used in packaging materials and newspaper paper grades.

  The forest industry in Finland uses some 750,000 tonnes of recovered paper as raw material annually

  Central Europe is the largest market area for the Finnish forest industry.

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

luepack AB

Products: Jute weaving

BLUEPACK A/S

Havnegade 5-9

DK-5100 Odense C

Phone: +45 66 11 58 32

Fax: +45 66 11 83 58

info@bluepack.dk  WEB:  www.bluepack.se

 

Accon O

Legal name: Accon Industrial O

Tel: +372-6-604052, fax: +372-6-042269.

Helsinki, Southern Finland

Contact Person: Tobias Svensson

Sales

Tel: +46 480 270 20

Mobil: +46 70 248 73 06

Fax: +46 480 202 55

E-post: tobias@accon.se

 

TOIKA

Haittilantie 4 A

37800 Toijala, Finland

Tel: +358-(0)3-542 1095

Fax: +358-(0)3-542 1001

E-mail: info (at) toika.com

Internet: www.toika.com

 

Verhoomo Jyrki Nurmisto

Verhoomo Jyrki Nurmisto

Puistolantie 2

FI-18200 Heinola

Telephone: +358 (0)500-53004

              Muovihaka Oy   

Kuusimentie 12

01900 Nurmijrvi

 

FINLAND

Telephone: +358 (0)9-2902220

Fax: +358 (0)9-2504807

Telephone: +358-9-290 2220

Telefax: +358-9-250 48 07

info@muovihaka.com  web:  www.muovihaka.com

 

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

Ministry of Environment

Visiting address:
Kasarmikatu 25, Helsinki

Postal address:
P.O. Box 35

FI-00023 GOVERNMENT

Telephone: + 358 20 610 100 (Switchboard)

Telefax: + 358 9 1603 9320

 

Finnish Environment Institute

Mailing address:

P.O.Box 140, FI-00251

Helsinki, Finland

Visiting address:

Mechelininkatu 34a,

Tl, Helsinki

Tel:  +358 20 610 123
Customer service +358 20 690 183
Fax: +358 9 5490 2190

Web: www.environment.fi/syke

 
     
 
    Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:  
 
     
 

Ministry of Environment

Visiting address:
Kasarmikatu 25, Helsinki

Postal address:
P.O. Box 35

FI-00023 GOVERNMENT

Telephone: + 358 20 610 100 (Switchboard)

Telefax: + 358 9 1603 9320

 

Finnish Environment Institute

Mailing address:

P.O.Box 140, FI-00251

Helsinki, Finland

Visiting address:

Mechelininkatu 34a,

Tl, Helsinki

Tel:  +358 20 610 123
Customer service +358 20 690 183
Fax: +358 9 5490 2190

Web: www.environment.fi/syke

               

 Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Postal address:
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
P.O.Box 176
FI-00023 Government
 Finland

 Telephone:
Switchboard: +358-9-160 05 or 578 15
24/7 service: +358-9-1605 5555
24/7 media enquiries service: +358-40-551 6571
Europe Information: 010 3456 700

Fax: +358-9-629 840 or 1605 5799

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

 Contact information

 Mailing address:
 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
 PO Box 30, FI-00023 GOVERNMENT
 Finland
  Tel. +358 (0)9 16001
  Fax + 358 (0)9 160 54202

  E-mail to the Registry: kirjaamo.mmm@mmm.fi
  E-mail:
forename.surname@mmm.fi

 

 

 
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

  The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG visited Arcada University of Applied Science, Helsinki, Finland in May 2009.

  Finland was the member of IJO & present member of IJSG from EU countries.

 
     
     

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