Boxboard and cartonboard

Mitigate risk and respond to major global boxboard and cartonboard market disruptions

Over 90% of global boxboard and cartonboard demand, production and capacity are concentrated in three regions: Asia, Europe and North America. As the geopolitical landscape continues to shift and evolve, more than ever, industry participants need to be aware of the risks and opportunities in these markets.

We provide access to market reflective price reporting, trusted forecasts, cost analyses and expert insight to help you strategically address opportunities and threats on the horizon.

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Price 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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    Get the latest boxboard and carton board news and analysis from our team of expert price reporters and economists.

    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 […]

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

    In a marketplace with more than enough supply and unsettled demand, pricing for linerboard held unchanged for January, as major integrated mills lined up their Jan. 1 invoices for higher pricing of $70/ton on linerboard and $100-110/ton for corrugating medium in North America’s open market. Based on Fastmarkets’ PPI Pulp & Paper Week pricing survey, roughly one-third […]

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    A mixture of inflation, destocking and a preference to eat out have impacted the prices of various paperboard grades

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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.
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      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.

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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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