One third of turnover paid in dividend to the State
On the basis of the objectives set by Parliament, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry determines annual performance targets for Metsähallitus. Financial performance has improved in the 2000s and operating profit exceeds 100 million euros on a permanent basis.
The financial prosperity created by Metsähallitus is distributed in the form of wages and remuneration, taxes, procurement and dividends paid to various parts of society. Among government-owned companies and enterprises, in most years Metsähallitus is the third-best contributor of revenue to the state.
Investments in Parks & Wildlife Finland benefit the local economy
The indirect financial impacts of Metsähallitus operations are considerable. One euro invested in national park services or Nature Centres yields an average of ten euros for the local economy.
The financial input of hunters and fishermen to the local economy is also considerable. The benefits for regional economies are highest in Eastern and Northern Finland.