In 2012, RMK’s sales turnover was EUR 145.2 million and profit EUR 18.5 million  29.01

In 2012, RMK’s sales turnover was EUR 145.2 million and profit 18.5 million, according to unaudited data. In the previous year, RMK’s sales turnover was EUR 143.7 million and profit EUR 32 million.

According to the Chairman of the Management Board of RMK, Aigar Kallas, RMK’s sales turnover remained at the same level compared to the previous year. “Notwithstanding a decline in the timber price last year, we managed to preserve our sales turnover, compensating with an increased sales volume,” explained Aigar Kallas, adding that the profit of the organisation, however, decreased. “One additional reason for this is that we planted 27% more forest than in the last year, and planted a record number 17.1 million new trees in state forests.”

In 2012, RMK sold 2.8 million cubic metres of felled timber at the average price of 42.90 EUR/m3 (in 2011: 2.7 million m3 at the average price of 45.50 EUR/m3) and 0.3 million cubic metres of wood chips (2011: the same), at the average price of 34.10 EUR/m3 (2011: 36.60 EUR/m3). The sales volume of felled timber increased by 5.6%, while the price of timber and wood chips fell by an average of 5.7% and 6.8 %, respectively.

In 2012, 17.1 million new trees were planted in state forests (2011: 13.4 million). Of the planted trees, 9 million were pines, 7.5 million spruces and 600 000 birches. RMK grows 75% of the forest plants in six open-air plantations across Estonia; the remainder are produced by AS Eesti Metsataim.

In 2012, RMK performed reforestation works in the state forest – planting and sowing on a total of 6470 hectares, including helping natural regeneration on 300 hectares. In addition, cleaning of young growth was performed on 16 480 hectares and improvement cutting of middle-aged forests was performed on 11 895 hectares. Regeneration cutting was performed on a total of 8606 hectares.

RMK is a profit-making state agency established under the Forestry Act, aimed at sustainable and efficient management of the state forest. RMK grows reforestation materials, organises forestry works, is engaged in the sale of forest and timber and organises game upkeep.In addition, RMK establishes opportunities for hiking in nature and forest recreation on recreational areas, in Estonia’s five national parks and 40 other protected areas, and shapes awareness of nature. RMK manages 38% of Estonia’s forests.

Additional information:
Aigar Kallas
Chairman of the Board RMK
Phone: 528 1299