Recovered paper

Understand the dynamics of global recovered paper demand. Track volatile prices and shifting trade

Don’t be caught off guard by the volatility of recovered fiber markets. Changes in the price and availability of recovered fiber can ripple throughout the forest products industry.

Know what’s moving the recovered paper markets and the forces influencing their short- and long-term prospects to reduce uncertainty and allow you to be prepared for the changes ahead. Understand the context around price developments, capacity and market disruptions to help optimize your business strategy.

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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

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    What’s happening in the recovered paper market?

    Our subscribers have access to regular news and analysis, covering: supply, demand, capacity, consumption, imports/exports and regional price changes for recovered grades such as old corrugate containers. They also have access to up-to the minute alerts on recycled mills and the major developments affecting your business. Here’s just a small selection of the new and analysis our experts produce.

    US paper and board mills are anticipated to use more recovered fiber in their production this year than ever before, jumping to represent nearly 45% of total paper consumption, according to recently published trade statistics

    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 […]

    Prices for some containerboard produced in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries moved north once again in March. Manufacturers have been pushing prices up throughout the first quarter on the back of limited supply, following logistical difficulties owing to the Red Sea shipping crisis, and improved demand ahead of and during Ramadan. Want to know […]

    Constrained international shipments contribute to higher prices Prices for locally produced containerboard continued to rise in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in February, after our indices registered increases of approximately $20 per tonne in January. In the largest market, Saudi Arabia, many contracts are inked for the quarter, and price contributors already reported increases […]

    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 […]

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

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