COVERAGE NOTE – Proposal to discontinue assessment of China Uncoated Woodfree Reels (mixed wood/nonwood pulp)

Fastmarkets RISI is proposing to discontinue the price assessment for China Uncoated Woodfree Reels (mixed wood/nonwood pulp) in PPI Asia, with effect from March 2021.

In tandem with a consistent, substantial decline in nonwood pulp production in China over the past decade for cost and environmental reasons, the availability of uncoated fine paper furnished with nonwood fiber in the country has greatly decreased.

As the grade is no longer a major component of the Chinese graphic paper market, we propose to discontinue its price assessment (Price ID 3917) and focus attention on the most important paper grades.

The last assessment would be published on February 26, 2021.

PPI Asia will continue to assess China Uncoated Woodfree Reels (100% chemical pulp) and China Uncoated Woodfree Reels (mixed chemical/mechanical pulp) on a monthly basis.

For comments or queries, please email, mentioning “China uncoated woodfree”, by February 28, 2021.

For more information on RISI’s methodology for Asia packaging paper and board markets, please see here.

What to read next
Fastmarkets has clarified the specifications of its copper grade A cathode and non exchange-deliverable equivalent-grade (EQ) copper cathode premiums, to avoid any confusion regarding the deliverable status of its copper cathode assessments.
Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for its MB-IRO-0004 pig iron import, cfr Gulf of Mexico, US assessment as part of its annual methodology review process.
In the open consultation, Fastmarkets FOEX did not propose any changes and the feedback received was fully supportive to our current methodology. No material changes were made to the current methodology. A newly dated methodology document will be posted soon. For all Fastmarkets FOEX pricing notices and to view our methodology guides please see here.
This consultation, until which is open until June 24, 2023, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, 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. You […]
Fastmarkets is clarifying recent changes to its germanium dioxide price assessments and the reintroduction of the assessment of the price for MB-GER-0001 germanium dioxide, in-whs China, $ per kg, following market feedback.
Fastmarkets will reintroduce its MB-GER-0001 Germanium dioxide, in-whs China, price assessment on Friday May 24 after it was discontinued on May 10.