COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to North American Newsprint Coverage

In view of North American newsprint markets’ shift towards lighter basis weights, and following consultation with stakeholders, RISI will discontinue price assessments for 48.8 g/30 lb newsprint in PPI Pulp & Paper Week at the end of the first quarter.

Assessments will cease for the following price series effective April 2019:

  • Price ID 191 Newsprint 48.8 g/30 lb US East
  • Price ID 192 Newsprint 48.8 g/30 lb US West

RISI will maintain assessments of 45 g/27.7 lb newsprint.
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