Forest products long-term forecasts and asset analysis

Asset analysis and 5- and 15-year economic outlooks for the pulp, paper and wood products markets

Accelerate growth when you use our in-depth analyses and mid- and long-term forecasts to underpin your strategic plans.

Our analysts bring together Fastmarkets’ detailed cost and asset analysis and their expertise in macroeconomic analysis to project demand, production, shipments, inventories, capacity, operating rates and trade data on a 5 - to 15-year time horizon.

As the only intelligence provider covering the forest value chain from end to end, Fastmarkets’ modeling considers the inter-dependencies and dynamics between markets and grades. Models integrate our own mill cost benchmarking data with in-depth intelligence on mills and machines to determine price floors and the impact of closures.

Buyers and sellers of forest products use our forecasts and analysis to:

  • Build more resilient supply chains
  • Develop end-of-life roadmaps that protect profitability
  • Seize long-term growth opportunities
  • Facilitate third-party due diligence support for funding and investment
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News, forecasts, mill intelligence and price reporting for 3,500+ grades to keep you ahead of the competition
Long-term forecasts: Markets we cover
Learn more about how we can help you analyze costs and the value of assets
Our paper and packaging index builder helps buyers understand their packaging costs
Find and analyze mills and markets with third-party data and costs – researched, verified, normalized
Our cost benchmarking tool helps you compare the cost of production of pulp, paper and packaging by mill and machine
Latest news and analysis
We look back at 2022’s North American softwood lumber supply challenges and compare to previous years
Packaging board prices in Southeast Asia begin to fluctuate with fading Chinese demand
Both NBSK and BEK pulp prices drop in Europe with market sources mostly reporting soft demand due to quiet paper markets
Large volumes of paper imports in the months prior have filled inventories and reduced demand in the Brazilian market
Has the RCP market found a bottom yet? Take a deep dive into the volatile OCC prices and the challenges ahead
How can we help you today?

Fastmarkets forest products give market participants and investors the transparency and clarity to make critical and strategic business decisions.

Market-reflective price data covering more than 2,800 commodities and 80 sub-grades
Asset analysis and 5 - and 15-year economic outlooks
Near-term economic outlooks for the pulp, paper and wood products markets
Keep up to date with the latest pulp, paper, and wood products news, and be in the know about critical market shifts
Formerly RISI events, these are the places to discuss, debate, and learn about the latest trends and challenges in pulp, paper, packaging and more
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