Finland

Finland, an EU member since 1995, has redefined itself from a quiet agricultural based economy to a trend setting, global center for technology and design. The country is highly integrated into the global economy with international trade accounting for a third of GDP. U.S. agricultural exports to Finland were $77.7 million in 2014. The major products imported from the United States include vegetable fats and oils, wine and alcohol, fruits and nuts.

Trade Show Matchmaking
Each year, FAS The Hague participates in several European trade shows that we think will provide the best exposure and marketing opportunities to U.S. companies and producers in Europe for access to the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland. We are planning on attending one or more of the following trade shows where we will provide matchmaking services, market intelligence, and assistance.
1. Food Ingredients Europe, Frankfurt, November 28-30, 2017 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
2. Fruit Logistica, Berlin, February 7-9, 2018 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.
3. ISM, Cologne, January 28-31, 2018 - FAS The Hague will facilitate introductions of Dutch and Nordic buyers to U.S. companies at the show.

U.S. Embassy, The Hague
Covers the Netherlands and Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
31-70-310-2299

Upcoming Events

Seafood Expo Global
April 24, 2018 - April 26, 2018 – Bruxelles
SIAL
October 21, 2018 - October 25, 2018 – Paris
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2019
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg

Past Events

International Sweet Potato Week 2018
March 21, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Natural Products Expo West
March 07, 2018 - March 11, 2018 – Anaheim
Biofach
February 14, 2018 - February 17, 2018 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica
February 07, 2018 - February 09, 2018 – Berlin
Nordic Reverse Trade Mission, Denmark and Sweden
April 03, 2017 - April 07, 2017

Reports for Finland

The Best High-Value Products Prospects (1000 USD)

Product Imports from the U.S. in 2016 U.S. Market Share Key Constraints to Market Development Market Attractiveness for U.S.
Grape Wines 8,910 4% Wines from New World (Chile, South Africa and Australia) and Old World countries are equally popular (Spain, Italy and France). The Finns are not too familiar with wines produced in other states than California. Finland fully depends on wines and the Finns are among the most affluent consumers within the EU.
Raisins 3,969 62% Growing competition from other dried fruit (dates and bananas) and nut mixes and other supplying countries such as Turkey. Affluent consumer market, favorable image of products from the United States and growing awareness for healthy products.
Distilled Spirits 3,140 3% Alcoholic drinks are very expensive in Finland and the Finns are turning to lower drinks with a lower alcohol percentage. While at the same time there is a growing market for high-quality, new and innovative spirits like gins.
Prunes 2,145 41% Growing competition from other dried fruit (dates and bananas) and nut mixes and other supplying countries such as Turkey. Affluent consumer market, favorable image of products from the United States and growing awareness for healthy products.
Beer 940 2% Competition from Finland, Germany and the UK. The Fins love Finnish beer. Demand for specialty craft beers from microbreweries.
Snack food 170 <1% Competition from Finland, other EU countries. Snack food containing unapproved GMO ingredients cannot be exported. Affluent consumer market and favorable image of products from the United States.