Forest products long-term forecasts and asset analysis

Asset analysis and 5- and 15-year economic outlooks for the pulp, paper and wood products markets

Accelerate growth when you use our in-depth analyses and mid- and long-term forecasts to underpin your strategic plans.

Our analysts bring together Fastmarkets’ detailed cost and asset analysis and their expertise in macroeconomic analysis to project demand, production, shipments, inventories, capacity, operating rates and trade data on a 5 – to 15-year time horizon.

As the only intelligence provider covering the forest value chain from end to end, Fastmarkets’ modeling considers the inter-dependencies and dynamics between markets and grades. Models integrate our own mill cost benchmarking data with in-depth intelligence on mills and machines to determine price floors and the impact of closures.

Buyers and sellers of forest products use our forecasts and analysis to:
  • Build more resilient supply chains
  • Develop end-of-life roadmaps that protect profitability
  • Seize long-term growth opportunities
  • Facilitate third-party due diligence support for funding and investment
Talk to us about our long-term forecasts or schedule a demo today.

Use our expertise to help you plan ahead and make informed decisions with confidence

Long-term forecasts: Markets we cover
Explore our mill intelligence and cost analytics
A misty forest

Delve deeper into mill assets and understand production costs

Fastmarkets’ forest products asset analysis hub includes global mill intelligence and cost analysis that can bring you insights into mill operations and cost of production and more. Head to our hub to:
  • Uncover the largest global asset database for forest products
  • Access our cost benchmarking service to compare production costs
  • Learn whether you are paying the right price for your packaging products
Explore our asset analysis hub
Latest news and analysis

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, indicating “PIX Packaging GCC” in […]

DS Smith announced a Euro 60/tonne price increase for European customers, with stable RCCM production costs and rising old corrugated container prices, while UKL prices surged across Europe except in the UK, hinting at potential hikes and market fluctuations.

There have been challenges with high recovered paper costs and sluggish demand from China, while fine paper prices saw modest increases driven by higher shipping costs, impacting both local and Chinese markets.

From price adjustments in the GCC to shifts in consumption patterns, learn what’s driving the latest Middle Eastern containerboard price movements in June

How can we help you today?

Fastmarkets forest products give market participants and investors the transparency and clarity to make critical and strategic business decisions.

Market-reflective price data covering more than 2,800 commodities and 80 sub-grades with Fastmarkets forest products prices

Track and compare your paper and packaging prices against objective benchmarks

Near-term economic outlooks for the pulp, paper and wood products markets

Keep up to date with the latest pulp, paper, and wood products news, and be in the know about critical market shifts

Formerly RISI events, these are the places to discuss, debate, and learn about the latest trends and challenges in pulp, paper, packaging and more

Your partner in creating value and managing risk

Talk to us about our price data

Minimize your risk today with our market-reflective prices, specialist forecasts and expert analysis for the forest products market. 

Speak to our team

Why use a price reporting agency?

Navigate uncertainty and make business decisions with confidence using our price data, forecasts and critical intelligence.

Learn more