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 recovered paper, pulp substitutes, en 643 grade cen 3.10.00 multi printing/cen 3.10.01 medium printed multi printing, delwa, Europe, €/tonne
    • PIX recovered paper, pulp substitutes, en 643 grades cen 2.05.01 sorted office paper/CEN 2.06.00 ordinary sorted coloured letters, delwa, Europe, €/tonne
    • Sack/Bag, Grocery Bag, Unbleached Heavyweight, 50-/70-lb, delivered US East $/Ton, net
    • PIX Containerboard Testliner Delivered GCC USD/tonne
    • PIX Containerboard Fluting Delivered GCC USD/tonne

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    Despite a $30 per tonne price increase for containerboard exports from the US to Mexico this year, the domestic market for the product still has not shown any reaction in terms of demand and prices, sources told Fastmarkets during a visit to the country in the week beginning on May 13. The overall sentiment is […]

    A big question mark for Brazilian containerboard market participants right now is the impact the Rio Grande do Sul floods will have on demand in the country. Although hard to estimate, especially amid reduced gross domestic product (GDP) forecasts, we still believe that the floods will have a somewhat limited impact on the demand for […]

    A survey of consumers in the UK and Germany shows that the majority of shoppers are happy to purchase a variety of home and personal care products in cartons made from paperboard, including laundry detergent, fabric softener, and hand soap. According to research commissioned by Elopak and conducted by Absolute Research, 65% of respondents said […]

    North American softwood lumber exports to offshore destinations posted mild gains in the first quarter, sustaining the momentum evident in the second half of 2023. Want to predict the future of the lumber market? Learn more about our short-term and long-term forecasts and asset analysis for the global forest products market today. Learn more. Canadian exports overseas reached […]

    Prices for locally produced containerboard moved north again in April in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as manufacturers pushed for price hikes for the month or the second quarter. Contacts on the supply side motivated these moves with higher costs for raw materials and logistics, price increases in other regions such as Europe and […]

    The Mexican government’s decree, which updated and, in some cases, introduced new import tariffs ranging from 15% to 35% on 21 packaging and paper products, went into effect on Tuesday April 23. According to the decree, the measure, which is valid for all countries, is set to last two years from April 23, therefore, until […]

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    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.

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