Can the food export market and shifting consumer habits help sustain Brazil’s paper packaging sector, defying domestic challenges?

Fastmarkets (Random Lengths) plans to formally launch the industry’s first daily price assessment for Southern Yellow Pine #2 2×4 (eastside) on Thursday 8 August along with more than a year of pricing history.

Steel industry participants in the United States are unclear whether Brazilian slab imports will be exempt from the 25% tariffs under Section 232 that will be levied on Mexican imports for steel that is not melted and poured in Mexico, the US or Canada, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday July 17

Feedback was received during the consultation period of an immaterial nature that would not impact the result of price assessments. Therefore, while no material changes will be made to the methodologies at this stage, clarification indicating that the Effective List price treats changes in annually established discounts during the year as changes in the price. […]

Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for European Packaging Paper and Board as part of its announced annual methodology review process. This consultation, which is open until August 31, 2024 seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, in compliance with the International Organization […]

In the methodology price specifications, the shorter names PIX Testliner GCC and PIX Fluting GCC will be used instead of PIX Containerboard Testliner Delivered GCC USD/tonne and PIX Containerboard Fluting Delivered GCC USD/tonne. No other changes have been made to the index methodology. For comments and queries, please email hello.foex@fastmarkets.com, indicating “PIX Packaging GCC” in […]

Fastmarkets advises that, as of Wednesday July 10, certain monthly North American ferrous scrap assessments had yet to be settled.

Fastmarkets has corrected its MB-ALU-0002 alumina index, fob Australia and its MB-ALU-0010 alumina inferred index, fob Brazil, which were published incorrectly on Monday July 8 due to an error.

Fastmarkets has corrected the rationales for its MB-LI-0033 lithium hydroxide monohydrate LiOH.H2O 56.5% LiOH min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea and MB-LI-0029 lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea, which were published incorrectly on Tuesday July 9.

Here are the key takeaways from market participants on scrap metal prices, market confidence, inventory and more from our July survey