Forest products short-term forecasts

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

Get ahead of market trends, risks and opportunities when you subscribe to our short-term forecasts. Our analysts bring together Fastmarkets’ trusted price data and their expertise in macroeconomic analysis to give you clear projections and scenarios on a one-to-two-year time horizon. Learn more about our transparent forecasting methodology.

Our forecasts are designed to help you get a deeper understanding of the future of your market, so that you can stand behind your price, supply and demand projections with confidence. That’s why each forecast comes with expert commentary on the impact of macroeconomic forces on supply and demand, the impact of supply and demand on price and inventory levels, as well as regularly updated price projections and many more market insights.
Buyers and sellers of forest products use our price data to:

  • Build more resilient supply chains
  • Adapt to disruptions
  • Understand the market context behind the data
  • Build more accurate, easier-to-defend budgets
  • Consider the hidden factors affecting partners and suppliers
  • Execute a more agile risk and production strategy
Our short-term forecasts cover the following markets at the global and regional levels:

  • Timber and bioenergy
  • Wood products
  • Pulp
  • Recovered paper
  • Graphic paper
  • Paper packaging
  • Tissue
  • Nonwovens

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Pulp price rally in China  With the backdrop of a pulp price recovery taking shape in China, leading pulp and paper industry participants met last week in London, with upside risk present in the market for the first time in over a year. The strong seasonal bump for demand in China in the second half […]

In a bold move questioned by most in the marketplace this week, five of the six largest North American containerboard and corrugated box companies announced containerboard price increases for Jan. 1. The $70/ton and $75/ton brown linerboard increase, if implemented, would be the first one in almost two years for the domestic market in the […]

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