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For over 30 years, companies from all levels of the pulp industry supply chain have depended on our news, pulp prices, forecasts and mill intelligence to minimize risk and get ahead of the curve.

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

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

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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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      What’s happening in the pulp market?

      Our subscribers have access to regular news and analysis, covering supply, demand, capacity, consumption, exports and imports. They also receive up-to the minute alerts on integrated and non-integrated mills, pulp buyers and sellers worldwide. Here’s just a small selection of the new and analysis our pulp experts produce.

      Suppliers were not letting-up in their search for price increases for market pulp imports into China, despite Chinese buyers’ escalating pushback, and this has worsened the unusual situation in which pulp is more expensive than finished products in that market

      Paper Excellence Group (PE) informed North American customers its baled paper grade bleached softwood kraft (BSK) market pulp prices will increase, effective May 1, Fastmarkets has learned. Richmond, BC-headquartered PE announced a northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) list price of $1,690/tonne. PE did not state how much that’s up, however it is $80/tonne higher than […]

      The plans are subject to approval by the board of directors in mid-2026, alongside additional investments for infrastructure and port terminal development

      Softwood fluff prices had a historic price run globally in 2022, before registering a steady decline from mid-2022 through the third quarter of 2023. The effective list price of fluff in Europe and North America dropped from a peak of $2,230 per tonne in July 2022 to $1,710 per tonne in September 2023. Similarly, the […]

      Both NBSK pulp and BEK pulp prices jumped up in March, with more price hikes announced

      The new bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp mill will be the first outside of Chile for Arauco

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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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