It is quite difficult to describe the various reactions to the sale of Nokia (or big parts of it) to Microsoft. One reaction in Tekniikka&Talous is that ‘Finland is going back from Electronics-Finland to Pulp-Finland.’
But the point the article wants to make is a valid one: the growth and size of pulp-exports is not insignificant. Still, it is much smaller than the electronics numbers from the ‘good’ period. Metals-exports on the other hand experienced a decline thanks to declining world prices.
This preliminary graph shows that the Finnish trade balance has moved in surplus again,