Short-term risks and uncertainties

The description of short term risks of our business operations are published in accordance with Metso's Interim Reviews.

2016

Short-term business risks and market uncertainties

Uncertainties surrounding economic growth globally might affect our customer industries and weaken the demand for Metso’s products and services. Fluctuations in commodity prices may cause projects to be postponed, delayed or discontinued, and low prices may reduce the investment appetite and cut spending among our customers. Our backlog, projects under negotiation and other business operations might also be adversely affected by political turbulence seen in many regions. Exchange rate fluctuations might adversely affect our order intake, sales and financial performance, although the wide geographical scope of our operations limits the exposure to single currencies. Metso hedges currency exposure linked to firm delivery and purchase agreements. Uncertain market conditions might adversely affect our customers’ payment behavior and increase the risk of lawsuits, claims and disputes taken against Metso in various countries related to, among other things, Metso’s products, projects and other operations.