Pulp

Pulp is the foundation of many paper and packaging products.

Global market pulp demand has nearly doubled over the past decade, driven by a strong appetite for paper packaging. Now the market is entering choppier waters. Pulp prices are more volatile than ever, sometimes matching the volatility of highly traded commodities such as copper and iron ore.

China accounts for about a third of that global demand, making it the largest consumer of pulp in the world. The China pulp market is crucial to watch no matter where you are. Pulp trade has exploded. Trade on the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) is more than 20 times that of the physical market.

Understand the dynamics of regional and global markets that drive your price. Stay ahead of market changes with reliable news, reports and forecasts.

Latest pulp market insights

Get global and regional coverage on key market players, trends and price fluctuations in the pulp industry. Not only will you get the news, but you will also understand the context around price developments, capacity and market disruptions in these markets.

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Pulp price data
Get price indices on all major pulp grades. We deliver price reports for over 80 sub-grades and products for the North American, European, Asian, and Latin American markets.
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PIX Pulp China BHKP Net FOEX Active  
PIX Pulp BHKP EUR FOEX Active  
PIX Pulp BHKP USD FOEX Active  
PIX Pulp China NBSK Net FOEX Active  
PIX US NBSK FOEX Active  
PIX NBSK US Net Change FOEX Active  
PIX Pulp NBSK EUR FOEX Active  
PIX Pulp NBSK USD FOEX Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Eucalyptus, Latin America RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Eucalyptus, Brazil RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Eucalyptus, Europe RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Northern mixed, Europe RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Southern mixed, Europe RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Birch, Europe RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft - Eucalyptus, from Brazil RISI Active  
Northern and Southern Mixed BHK, US East RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft (spot), delivered US East RISI Active  
Eucalyptus (imports, contract price) RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft, mixed (imports, contract) RISI Active  
Southern Mixed Hardwood Kraft (imports, contract price) RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Acacia, from Indonesia (net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulp, Aspen (imports, contract price) RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, imports from Russia (net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, Eucalyptus, imports from South America (net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Hardwood Kraft, from Russia (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Eucalyptus (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulp, Blended (imports, net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulp, Spruce (imports, contract price) RISI Active  
Bleached Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulp, Hardwood, imports RISI Active  
Bleached Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulp, Softwood, imports RISI Active  
Chinese Bagasse (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Chinese Bamboo (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, Europe RISI Active  
Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft, Europe RISI Active  
Fluff, Europe RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (Canada) RISI Active  
Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft, from US RISI Active  
Unbleached softwood kraft (Canadian/US) RISI Active  
Fluff (US southern kraft, untreated softwood rolls), delivered US East RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (Canadian), CIF Japan RISI Active  
Northern bleached softwood kraft (Canadian), CIF Korea RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (spot), delivered US East RISI Active  
Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft (spot), delivered US East RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, from N.America and Scandinavia (imports, contract price)
RISI Active  
Bleached Softwood Kraft, Radiata pine, from Chile (contract price) RISI Active  
Softwood Kraft, imports from Chile/N.America (contract, net price) RISI Active  
Southern Pine, imports from US (contract price) RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, imports from N.America and Scandinavia RISI Active  
Bleached Softwood Kraft, imports from Russia (net price) RISI Active  
Bleached Softwood Kraft, Radiata Pine, Imports from Chile (net price) RISI Active  
Unbleached Softwood Kraft, imports from Chile/N.America (net price) RISI Active  
Unbleached Softwood Kraft, imports from Russia (net price) RISI Active  
Unbleached Softwood Kraft, from Chile/N.America (domestic price) RISI Active  
Bleached Softwood Kraft, from Russia (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, from North America (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Radiata Pine (domestic, net price) RISI Active  
Fluff (US southern kraft, untreated softwood rolls), net, CIF China RISI Active  
BHK, Bratsk, Liaonig, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Bratsk, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Aracruz, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Suzano, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, CMPC, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Arauco, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, MDP, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Alpac, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Indonesia acacia, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Aracruz, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Suzano, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, CMPC, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Arauco, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, MDP, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Indonesia acacia, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
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BHK, Klabin, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
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BHK, Aracruz, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Suzano, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
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BHK, CMPC, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Arauco, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, MDP, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Alpac, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Indonesia acacia, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Klabin, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Aracruz, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Suzano, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, CMPC, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Arauco, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, MDP, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Indonesia acacia, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Domestic BHK, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BHK, Indonesian BHK, China main port, USD/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BCTMP, Quesnel, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BCTMP, Taylor, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BCTMP, Quesnel, Jiangsu Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BCTMP, Taylor, Jiangsu Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BCTMP, Quesnel, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BCTMP, Taylor, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Domestic BCTMP, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Bagasse Pulp, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Bamboo Pulp, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Reed Pulp, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Ust-Ilimsk, Liaoning, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Bratsk, Liaoning, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Ust-Ilimsk, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Bratsk, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Arauco, Beijing, Tianjin & Hebei, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Ust-Ilimsk, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Arauco, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Northwood, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Cariboo, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Celgar, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, CKBC, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, CKHFI, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Harmac, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Ust-Ilimsk, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Arauco, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Nothwood, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Cariboo, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Celgar, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, CKBC, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, CKHFI, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Harmac, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, SBSK, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Ust-Ilimsk, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Arauco, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Nothwood, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Cariboo, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Celgar, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, CKBC, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, CKHFI, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, Harmac, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
BSK, SBSK, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
USK, Arauco, Shandong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
USK, Arauco, Jiangsu, Zhejiang & Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
USK, Ust-Ilimsk, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
USK, Arauco, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
USK, Ust-Ilimsk, Guangdong, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Domestic BSK, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  
Domestic USK, RMB/tonne
UM Paper
Active  

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