Woodfree paper prices continued to rise during the second quarter of the year as producers tried to offset higher input costs including transport and, particularly, pulp

Amid a market downturn, suppliers reconsider proposed price increases for pulp in China, revealing the complexities of the import pulp market

How will the Rio Grande do Sul floods affect Brazil’s containerboard market demand?

Mexico shakes up the paper and packaging import scene with new tariffs, potentially altering trade dynamics across the globe

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

The European sack kraft paper market continued to warm into the spring as optimism improved, especially among producers, and price increases for both bleached and unbleached sack kraft paper were applied as Q2 got underway. The UK saw increases of £40/tonne on unbleached paper and £40/tonne on bleached paper, the first of what some contacts […]

Prices for old corrugated containers (OCC) in Mexico were unchanged in April, with imported grades remaining stable month over month for the first time this year, Fastmarkets has learned. Prices for imported OCC held at $120-130 per ton. The firm pricing follows $10-per-ton increases in March and January as well as a $15-per-ton rise in February. […]

Fastmarkets FOEX would like to thank those who took the time to respond to the consultation. Fastmarkets FOEX did not propose any changes to the methodology. The feedback was fully supportive of the current methodology. To summarize, this open consultation does not lead to material changes in the current methodology. A newly dated methodology document […]

The Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) reported on Wednesday that global chemical market pulp producer inventories increased to 42 days-of-supply in February, rising one day-of-supply vs a revised January result. Global shipments rose 12.8% year-over-year to 4.509 million tonnes. February producer stockpiles closed at the 42-day mark with a one-day increase vs January, but […]

This consultation, which is open until April 10, 2024, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical graphic paper market, in compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency. Fastmarkets FOEX […]