"In order to continue to produce food domestically, we store, for example, raw materials for fertilizers and cereals that can be used to grow food in a crisis situation," he said, adding that the amount of grain stored corresponds to about six months of normal consumption.
The fuel stock situation in Finland is "exceptionally good" According to Beijing.
Oil prices have skyrocketed since the Russian invasion, and if sanctions continue to limit the country’s ability to export petroleum products, prices will continue to rise. Pekki said that the Finnish fuel depot corresponds to five months of normal use and that alternative sources of oil and fuel were sought elsewhere.
"Emergency supplies are not intended to last for 10 years," he said, noting that stocks are intended as a buffer when other sources of goods are held.
The supply of medicines in Finland is also very good, Pekki said.
"In Finland, importers or manufacturers of medicines have an obligation to maintain a certain amount of emergency stocks," he explained, adding that depending on the drug, the drugs in stock correspond to 3-10 months of normal consumption.
The head of the warehouse agency also said that it is important that people are also prepared for emergencies.
"There have been minor crises in the past, such as those related to payment systems or weather conditions. People also haven’t been able to trade because they had Covid. For this reason, it is a good idea to keep the goods you need at home for 72 hours," Pekki recommended.
Source: The Nordic Page