Open consultation on methodology for Latin America Packaging Paper and Board – Final Decision

Fastmarkets RISI invited feedback from the industry on the pricing methodology for Latin America Packaging Paper and Board, via an open consultation process between November 27 and December 27, 2023. This consultation was done as part of our published annual methodology review process.

Feedback was received requesting information about the weight on kraftliner price reported by producers by market share or production capacity; weight on producers and buyers on the information that they provide; and the detail of the minimum number of players that must be consulted.

The methodology already contains answers for these questions and can be read here.

Furthermore, the following clarifications were proposed and will be added to the methodology:

Price ID: 1080 – Kraftliner 120-150 g/m2

Detailing that Brazilian kraftliner prices consider products made only with 100% virgin fiber.

Detailing that Brazilian kraftliner prices do not reflect new kraftliner made with eucalyptus fiber with a basis weight lower than 120g/m².

Following feedback received, the clarification below will also be added to the methodology:

Detailing that Brazilian kraftliner prices consider regular reels of width at or above 1.8m.

Price ID: 1249 – White-Top Liner 130-200 g/m2

Detailing that Brazilian white-top liner prices consider only products made with 100% virgin fiber.

Price ID: 1082 – Fluting, 120 g/m2

Detailing that Brazilian fluting prices refer to prime-quality products with size press.

This consultation, sought 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 can find the current methodology for Latin America Packaging Paper and Board here.

To see all Fastmarkets pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/methodology/forest-products.

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