Forest products

Price data, news and analysis for the forest products market

The forest products market is going through a period of fundamental change. Sustainability is now a business imperative. Supply chains are breaking down. New mills, lines and conversions are adding capacity while others are closing. Covid-19 and other market forces have created unprecedented price volatility and imbalances in supply and demand.

The need to stay on top of industry trends and anticipate the future has never been greater. Keep up with these fast-moving, global markets. Our news, forecasts, mill intelligence and price reporting for 3,500+ grades keeps you ahead of the competition and prepared for the risks and opportunities ahead.

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    • PIX Containerboard Fluting Delivered GCC USD/tonne
    • PIX Containerboard Testliner Delivered GCC USD/tonne
    • Mixed Papers (Standard) Imports to Asia from US
    • Mixed Papers (Premium) Imports to Asia from US

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    What’s happening in the forest products market today?

    Get the latest market insights from our team of forest products experts

    In an unusual, awkward marketplace where demand was mixed, and one large producer this week even announced mill and sheet plant permanent closures, linerboard prices increased narrowly by $40/ton in North America’s open market, according to a survey of buyers and sellers by Fastmarkets’ PPI Pulp & Paper Week. Looking to stay updated on price trends […]

    Upward pricing pressure for US old corrugated containers (OCC), new double-lined kraft corrugated cuttings (DLK), and mixed paper showed no signs of slowing down, maintaining yearlong pricing increases that improved US OCC’s average further above its 10-year average to $91/ton in February 2024. Want to know what’s behind your packaging price? Our cutting-edge index builder tool […]

    Fastmarkets’ 2024 outlook for key raw materials and ingredients used in the production and distribution of fast-moving consumer goods

    The investment will increase Forest Paper Group’s packaging paper conversion capacity by 25% and enable further growth in recycled packaging

    Prices for locally produced containerboard rose in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in January. In late December, the Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) announced a price hike of $70 per tonne, starting January 1. Several other producers in the region have also demanded increases of various magnitudes from their customers. Generally, our contacts reported […]

    The pace of demand for paper packaging in the US slowed in 2023 due to end-user destocking and prices for unbleached paper dropped by $40-50 compared to 2022

    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 with Fastmarkets forest products prices

    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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    Case Study

    Learn how to monitor packaging prices using cost and price indices and understand the underlying cost drivers, from material cost to labor, energy and more. Examples include cartonboard, liquid container and paper bag.

    Whitepaper

    In this whitepaper on the RRI you will find:
    ● A review of existing repair and remodeling data
    ● An outline of the methodology behind Fastmarkets’ new Repair & Remodeling Index (RRI)
    ● A comparison between the RRI to alternative measures

    Upcoming events
    Join one of our industry-leading events for the forest industry, and connect with peers, share challenges and successes, and get the latest data and insights from market experts

    March 4-6 | Istanbul, Turkey

    Join 300+ peers from across the globe to hear experts from all parts of your community share insights. Celebrate the successes and innovations of this talented industry at the PPI Awards and set yourself up for success in 2024.

    Aug 12-14, 2024 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Welcome to Brazil’s premier conference focused on Latin America’s pulp, paper and packaging industries, now in its 19th year. This one-stop-shop event equips you with the knowledge – and exclusive data – to navigate the fast-changing forest products landscape.

    September 9-11 | Antwerp, Belgium

    Don’t miss the only event for freight and shipping operators in pulp, paper and packaging. Gain industry insights to unlock business opportunities, discover where the market is heading and forge crucial partnerships across the supply chain. This one-stop-shop event – run in association with the International Forest Products Transport Association (IFPTA) – is a magnet for senior industry figures.

    Why Fastmarkets Forest Products?
    Fastmarkets Forest Products brings together and builds on decades of expertise from RISI and Random Lengths. In order for you to stay ahead of industry trends and plan for what’s ahead, our forest products price data, forecasts, mill intelligence and reporting cover more than 3,500 grades.
    About RISI
    In March 2017, Fastmarkets announced its acquisition of RISI.

    RISI has been a leading provider of insight to the forest products industry for many decades, and is well known for its analysis, news and conferences.

    Fastmarkets has built on this foundation to bring you news, forecasts, mill intelligence and price reporting cover over 3,500 grades across the globe to inform and prepare you for the risks and opportunities ahead. Learn more here.
    About Random Lengths
    In 2018, RISI, as part of Fastmarkets, acquired Random Lengths.

    Random Lengths, still the most widely circulated and respected source of information for the wood products industry, continues to provide unbiased, consistent, and timely reports of market activity and prices, related trends, issues, and analyses. The company’s focus has traditionally been on North American markets, but as international trade in wood products has increased, we have expanded our coverage to prices and developments in overseas supplying regions. We also strive to deliver information to our customers in a timely and economical manner, utilizing modern technology. Learn more here.

    We recognize the importance of being clear about our price assessment and index process. Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles. Find out how our price reporters and analysts assess and forecast prices in agriculture, forest products and metals

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