Mill Intelligence

RISI offers a full range of mill intelligence products, including mill and company production information, key personnel details, equipment data, mill projects, and comprehensive cost and profit data.

 

Cost Benchmarking

RISI's cost benchmarking data is delivered through our proprietary web application, Analytical Cornerstone. This product supports strategic and tactical decision-making by providing the following information:
  • Cost and profit estimates for nearly 2,000 mills and 4,000 machines worldwide.
  • Cost competitiveness ranking of mills and machines in regional markets.
  • Reports to analyze best practices information of low cost market leaders.
  • Consumption data for fiber, furnish, energy and chemicals.
  • Reports to measure the impact of rising costs, changes in exchange rates, and other market factors will have on mills and markets worldwide.

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Lockwood-Post Directory of Pulp & Paper Mills

A trusted resource for over a century, the Lockwood-Post Directory of Pulp & Paper Mills provides detailed mill and company information in a convenient, on-the-go reference book.
  • Covers nearly 4,000 pulp and paper mills around the world.
  • Provides key personnel names, contact details, capacities by grades produced, and basic equipment information.

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Mill Asset Database

A continually updated online database of 3,800 mills and 13,000 mill projects worldwide.
  • Search and filter results by grade, region, capacity, equipment, input consumption, investments, status, developer, investment cost and over 100 other filtering options.
  • Map mills within search results using Google mapping technology.
  • View mill process flow sheets that provide a birds-eye view of mill operations.
  • Generate consumption reports by mill, for furnish and energy.
  • Track market changes by following new and existing projects through to completion, including rebuilds, closures, idles, and new construction.

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Capacity Reports

  • Comprehensive reports which outline historical, planned, and assumed production capacities by mill for multiple pulp and paper grades being produced worldwide.
  • Analysis of which mills are at risk of closure due to changes in market capacity, high manufacturing costs and other factors.

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Click on your pulp and paper industry segment below to learn more about how RISI can help your organization:

Producers
Ninety-five out of the top 100 pulp and paper producers rely on RISI information to help them with a broad range of strategic and tactical decision-making. Our customers include executives, salespeople, marketers, strategic planners, corporate information managers and buyers, and they use RISI tools and information for:
 
Staying Informed

News

With the largest editorial team covering the global pulp and paper industry, we help you and your organization keep up with the latest developments--market shifts, mergers and acquisitions, price changes, project news and more. read more
 

Prices

Featuring leading publications such as Pulp & Paper Week and PPI This Week, RISI price reporting provides an objective estimate of actual market prices. Objectivity is what has helped RISI prices become the standard in many markets throughout the world.  read more
 

Planning and Forecasting

Forecasts

RISI produces regular forecasts of supply, demand, trade and prices that can help you make critical business decisions, from investment and resource allocation to buying and selling.
 

Market Data

Nearly 200,000 time series of data on concepts such as production, consumption and prices serve as a basis for you to do all kinds of market analysis.  read more
 
Price Negotiation

Prices

In many markets, RISI prices are the objective standard for price reporting. By giving you an indication of what prices other market players are achieving, RISI prices help you strengthen your negotiating position. read more
 

News

Helps keep you up with the latest conditions affecting markets--inventory levels, mill starts, labor stoppages read more
 

Forecasts

Give you a superior understanding of market drivers, making you a savvier negotiator.read more
 
Competitive Analysis

News

Helps you keep up with what your competitors are doing. read more
 

Mill Intelligence

Our directories, mill projects database and cost benchmarking data give you an in-depth guide to your competitors and your competitive position. read more
 
Feasibility Studies and Risk Analysis

Forecasts

Our clients use RISI to support feasibility studies and risk analyses because of the quality of our forecasts—and because they know that their partners in the financial community trust RISI as an objective third party. read more
Suppliers to the Industry
RISI clients include equipment suppliers, chemical manufacturers, transportation companies, engineering firms and a range of other businesses that supply the pulp and paper industry. They use RISI tools and information for:
 
Staying Informed

News

With the largest editorial team covering the global pulp and paper industry, we help you and your organization keep up with the latest developments--market shifts, mergers and acquisitions, price changes, project news and more. read more.
 
Market Intelligence

News

Helps you keep up with your customers and developments in the industry. read more
 

Mill Intellligence

Our directories, mill projects database and cost benchmarking give you an in-depth guide to your customers and insight into their needs.read more
 
Market Forecasting

Forecasts

RISI produces regular forecasts of supply, demand, trade and prices that can help you make critical business decisions, from investment and resource allocation to buying and selling.read more
 

Market Data

Nearly 200,000 time series of data on concepts such as production, consumption and prices serve as a basis for you to do all kinds of market analysis.read more
 
Brand Building and Lead Generation

Advertising

Through our magazines, newsletters, web sites and events, RISI can help you reach more industry professionals than anyone else. read more
 

Mill Intelligence

Our database of mills includes lists of personnel that you can use to create marketing lists. Our projects database can inform you about mills where your product or service may be needed. read more
End Users
A broad range of end users of pulp and paper products--from publishers to consumer packaged goods companies--use RISI to help guide sourcing decisions. They use our tools and information for:
 
Staying Informed

News

With the largest editorial team covering the global pulp and paper industry, we help you and your organization keep up with the latest developments--market shifts, mergers and acquisitions, mill start-ups and shut-downs, and more. read more
 
Planning and Forecasting

Forecasts

RISI forecasts of supply, demand and prices can help you make strategic sourcing decisions, such as whether to diversify sources of supply or explore alternative materials. Short-term forecasts help guide market tactics such as whether to build or draw down inventory.read more
 

Market Data

Nearly 200,000 time series of data on concepts such as production, operating rates and prices serve as a basis for you to do all kinds of market analysis.read more
 
Price Negotiation

Prices

In many markets, RISI prices are the objective standard for price reporting. By giving you an indication of actual market prices, RISI prices help you strengthen your negotiating position. read more
 
News
Helps keep you up with the latest conditions affecting markets -- inventory levels, mill starts, labor stoppages. read more
 
Forecasts
Give you a superior understanding of market drivers, making you a savvier negotiator. read more
 
Supplier Analysis
Mill Intelligence
Our directories and mill projects database give you an in-depth guide to suppliers of pulp and paper. RISI cost benchmarking helps you understand your suppliers' costs to strengthen your price negotiating position and help you find the lowest-cost, most reliable sources of supply. read more
Merchants, Converters and Printers
RISI clients include merchants, brokers, converters and printers who use our products for
 
Staying Informed
News
With the largest editorial team covering the global pulp and paper industry, we help you and your organization keep up with the latest developments--market shifts, mergers and acquisitions, mill start-ups and shut-downs, and more. read more
 
Price Negotiation
Prices
RISI prices are the objective standard for price reporting. By giving you an indication of actual market prices, RISI prices help you strengthen your negotiating position.read more
 
Forecasts
Give you a superior understanding of market drivers, making you a savvier negotiator. read more
Financial Analysts
RISI provides a comprehensive suite of information on the pulp and paper industry from news to market data to forecasts. Banks, money managers and insurance companies use our products for:
  • Profitability forecasting
  • Asset valuation
  • Risk management and hedging
  • Third-party verification of client forecasts
News
With the largest editorial team covering the global pulp and paper industry, we help you keep up with the latest developments -- market shifts, price changes, project news and more. read more
 
Prices
Objectivity is what has helped RISI prices become the standard in many markets throughout the world. read more
 
Forecasts & Analysis
RISI produces regularly updated forecasts of supply, demand, prices and costs. Our forecasts stand out for their transparency, for how they are integrated between grades and regions of the world, and for their independence and objectivity.read more
 
Market Data & Statistics
Our databanks represent one of the most extensive collections of historical pulp and paper market data. This collection includes not just raw data but also value-added data?data that are balanced, cross-checked and standardized by RISI economists. You get harmonized data that are consistent, easily comparable and reliable. read more
 
Mill Intelligence
RISI cost benchmarking provides highly accurate estimates of mill costs using experienced engineers and a reliable, transparent methodology. read more
 
Events
In our forecast conferences, RISI economists present two-year market outlooks. You have an opportunity to engage them one-on-one as well as interact with key players in the global pulp and paper industry. read more
 
Government Agencies, Educational
Institutions and Associations
RISI clients include a broad range of nonprofit and governmental organizations who use our products for:
 
Staying Informed
News
With the largest editorial team covering the global pulp and paper industry, we help you and your organization keep up with the latest developments--market shifts, mergers and acquisitions, project news, regulatory news and more. read more
 
Policy Planning and Forecasting
Forecasts
RISI produces regular forecasts of supply, demand, trade and prices that help you chart the future direction of the industry.read more
 
Market Data
Nearly 200,000 time series of data on concepts such as production, consumption and prices serve as a basis for you to do all kinds of industry analysis read more