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  1. Panels Timber Committee forecasts by Mr. Jorge Najera Expert presentation by Mr. Olli Koskiranta, Vice-President, Business Development, Finnforest Corporation

  2. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review 2001-2002 • Panels industries restructuring to increase profitability. • North American consumption of panels was steady. • European consumption of wood-based panels dropped by 4%. • Russian Federation consumption of wood-based panels climbed 15%.

  3. EUROPETotal Wood-based Panels

  4. NORTH AMERICATotal Wood-based Panels

  5. RUSSIAN FEDERATIONTotal Wood-based Panels

  6. Europe: Particle board (including OSB)

  7. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review • European particle board industry restructured in 2001. • EU/EFTA particle board production dropped by 6%. • “Other Europe” particle board production dropped 2.8%.

  8. Europe: OSB

  9. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review • In Europe production of OSB set a new record level of 1.6 million m3.

  10. Europe: Fibreboard

  11. Europe: MDF

  12. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review • MDF production in the EU/EFTA continued its rapid expansion. • MDF production in “Other Europe” expanded 1.5 million m3.

  13. Europe: Plywood

  14. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review • Softwood plywood production in EU/EFTA countries was down. • Softwood plywood production increased by more than 6% in “Other Europe”. • Softwood plywood production increased by almost 13% in the Russian Federation.

  15. North America: Plywood

  16. North America: Structural panel production

  17. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review 2001-2002 • Continued substitution of plywood by OSB in the United States. • OSB production in North America continued upwards reached 20 million m3.

  18. STRUCTURAL PANEL COMPOSITE PRICE(RANDOM LENGTHS)

  19. PRICES OF OSB AND FRAMING LUMBER IN THE UNITED STATES1995-2002

  20. North America: Particle board (excluding OSB)

  21. North America: Particle board (excluding OSB)

  22. North America: Fibreboard

  23. North America: MDF

  24. Highlights of Forest Products Annual Market Review • MDF production in North America remained close to 2000 levels.

  25. Next presentation Mr. Olli Koskiranta, Vice-President, Business Development, Finnforest Corporation, Metsä, Finland