Member benefits for Metsä owner-members

Metsä Group has over 90,000 owner-members throughout Finland. Together, they own around 50 per cent of Finland’s private forests. You can become a Metsä Group owner-member and enjoy our comprehensive member benefits if you own at least three hectares of forest land in Finland.

In 2021, our profit distribution to owner-members amounted to approximately EUR 74 million (interest on members’ capital and equity bonus fund increases), while member benefits amounted to approximately EUR 17 million (bonuses on wood trade and forest management services, as well as price adjustments for contract customers).

Together, we can accomplish more – also in terms of money

The table shows you how much owners of Metsä benefit from their membership each year on average. The figures in the table are based on the typical wood sale volumes of owner-members, membership benefit agreement customers and forest asset management agreement customers, and the average amount of euros invested in members’ capital. The figures are indicative and based on the 2022 data.

  Member Membership benefit agreement customer Forest asset management agreement customer
Surface area of forest, hectares 40 hectares 100 hectares 200 hectares
Volume of wood sales per year, m3 144 m3 405 m3 900 m3
Members´capital (participation and additional shares), EUR 10 000 28 000 55 000
Benefits for owner members
Bonus on wood trade and forest management, EUR EUR 44 EUR 338 EUR 1,362
Adjustment of wood's price guarentee/contract customers, EUR - EUR 530 EUR 1,179
Continuously valid forest plan, EUR - - EUR 300
Up-to-date forest asset data, EUR - - EUR 200
Free annual plan, EUR - - EUR 500
Total membership benefits EUR 44 EUR 868 EUR 3,541
Metsäliitto Cooperative's profit distribution
Interest on members' capital, EUR* EUR 461 EUR 1,356 EUR 2,701
Profit distribution based on wood trade (calculation based on EUR 0.15 per m3), EUR* EUR 86 EUR 243 EUR 540
Total profit distribution EUR 547 EUR 1,599 EUR 3,241
Benefits of the equity bonus system in additional share investments**
EUR 22 EUR 160 EUR 444

* The figures concern past levels of interest on members’ capital and wood trade-based profit distribution determined in 2022, based on which no reliable assumptions can be made about future levels of interest on members’ capital or wood trade-based profit distribution. Taxes have not been taken into account in the table. The volumes of industrial roundwood received from members in the last four calendar years are taken into account in Metsäliitto’s wood trade-based profit distribution. The example calculation of wood trade-based profit distribution is based on the assumption that the member has sold the indicated average volume of wood (m3) in every calendar year preceding profit distribution. Metsäliitto Cooperative’s Representative Council annually determines the profit distribution based on a proposal from the Board of Directors. No guarantee can be given on profit distribution.

** When investing in Metsä1 additional shares, owner-members accumulate equity bonuses, which – in the two calendar years following the year of subscription – they can use to subscribe for more Metsä1 additional shares with their wood trade income at a discounted rate of 85 per cent of the subscription price. The remainder of the subscription price is paid by Metsäliitto Cooperative in the form of a capitalisation issue. If an owner-member withdraws a Metsä1 additional share subscribed for with equity bonuses prior to the end of the restriction period, only the portion paid by the member will be returned to them. ermines the profit distribution based on a proposal from the Board of Directors. No guarantee can be given on profit distribution.