Paper packaging

Anticipate major market disruptions and track paper packaging grades with market-reflective prices, forecasts and expert insight

Gain clarity on the current status of the paper packaging market to know exactly what is happening, why and what might come next.

Fastmarkets provides paper packaging data, expert economic analysis and more for all grades of containerboard, linerboard, boxboard and kraft papers. It is critical to track market shifts and monitor prices to anticipate changes throughout the supply chain. Our essential price data and market coverage informs critical decision-making and offers a neutral ground to conduct business.

As a subscriber, be the first to learn about price shifts, supply and demand trends, capacity changes, critical acquisitions, mill closures and machine upgrades and conversions. You’ll also receive up-to-the-minute alerts on key import and export news and government regulations.

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Prices and news

Breaking news and market-reflective prices covering 80 products and 2,800 sub-grades

Short-term forecasts

Analysis of the forces moving your markets and how they’ll play out over the next 1-2 years across seven major grades

Long-term forecasts

5- and 15-year forecasts underpinned by deep industry expertise, macroeconomic analysis and 50 years of historical data

Asset analysis

Cost and performance benchmarking covering more than 4,500 companies and 16,500 projects

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    Know what is behind your packaging price with our index builder tool. Take a look at our examples for cartonboard, liquid container and paper bag to learn more about using cost and price indices to understand packaging cost drivers.

    What’s happening in the packaging market?

    Our subscribers are among the first to learn about critical acquisitions, capacity changes, mill closures, and machine upgrades and conversions. They also receive up-to the minute alerts on key import and export news and government regulations. Here’s just a small selection of the new and analysis our packaging experts produce.

    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

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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.
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      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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