Forecasts

for pulp, paper, wood, timber and tissue markets

Build your strategy on objective analysis and industry-leading commentary. RISI offers market forecasts to help you make some of your most critical decisions.

Producers, suppliers, investors and end-users around the world depend on RISI for insight on future movements in pulp, paper, wood, timber, and tissue industries markets.  Our combination of market expertise with a sophisticated econometric methodology allows us to deliver the best forecast prices possible to professionals throughout the supply chain.

RISI forecasts include independently researched prices for the current year and price forecasts for the next two, five or 15 years. You will also benefit from numerous tables of statistical data for metrics such as demand, production, shipments, inventories, capacity, operating rates and trade data. In addition, our analysts enhance their market projections by incorporating RISI’s mill cost benchmarking data, ensuring that you and your stakeholders are using the most trusted insights.


Short-Term Forecasts

If you need a near-term outlook of the market dynamics impacting your business, learn more about our short-term forecasts. Subscribers receive these through our monthly monitor service, getting economic analysis and two-year forecasts of global markets.

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Long-term Forecasts

If you need an outside perspective on a longer time horizon, consider RISI’s long-term forecasts. These five- and fifteen-year outlooks provide expanded insight on markets and include even more analysis and statistical data.

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Special Studies

If you want to uncover and explain current and potential dynamics of specific market trends, our grade-focused experts around the world produce Special Studies.

We release new studies every year to address the most relevant topics. These can be requested by our clients or discovered by our analysts.

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Outlook Briefings

For a quick and easy way to get an overview of markets within the pulp and paper industry, learn about our Outlook Briefings. Presented by RISI’s leading economists, our briefings provide a summary of pulp and paper market changes with a two year outlook.

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Our Economists and Analysts

RISI Economists and Analysts are stationed worldwide to offer regional insight of the markets in which you operate. We have decades of experience of building valuable relationships within the industry. Our extensive network of resources enables us to deliver high quality information that is verified and balanced—insight you can trust and use.

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Our Forecast Methodology

For over 30 years, RISI economists have combined in-depth market knowledge with sophisticated econometric models, to analyze and forecast global forest products markets.

The models are tools that assist our regionally-based, grade-specific economists in interpreting data to produce their short-, medium- and long-term forecasts quarterly. RISI maintains 15 distinct models, containing over 5,000 equations.

Each model is fully integrated across product areas and geographic regions to simulate the structure of the global forest products industry and capture its many complex interactions.

The accuracy of the models is tested over time by ‘forecasting history’ to see how the models would have predicted the past. The models are continually refined and adjusted as the structures of the various sectors evolve.

RISI Methodologies

Forecast Products (59)

NameRegionIndustry
Paper TraderNorth AmericaGraphic PapersView Package
Paper Trader EuropeWest EuropeGraphic PapersView Package
Paper Packaging MonitorNorth AmericaPackaging Paper & BoardView Package
Paper Packaging Monitor - EuropeEuropePackaging Paper & BoardView Package
Annual Review of Global Pulp and Paper StatisticsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp & Paper, TissueView Package
Asian Pulp and Paper MonitorAsia PacificGraphic Papers, Pulp, Pulp & PaperView Package
Monthly Economic CommentaryAsia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaEconomyView Package
World Dissolving Pulp MonitorAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulpView Package
World Pulp MonthlyAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulpView Package
World Recovered Paper MonitorAsia Pacific, North America, West EuropeRecovered PaperView Package
Lumber CommentaryNorth AmericaLumberView Package
Structural Panel CommentaryNorth AmericaPanelsView Package
Particleboard and MDF CommentaryNorth AmericaPanelsView Package
World Timber Price QuarterlyAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTimberView Package
Outlook for World Tissue BusinessAfrica, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTissueRequest Pricing
Latin American Pulp and Paper Forecast - long-termLatin AmericaPulp & PaperView Package
North American Bioenergy Forecast - Long-TermNorth AmericaBioenergy, TimberView Package
Outlook BriefingsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp & PaperView Package
World Graphic Paper Forecast - long-termAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaGraphic PapersView Package
World Paper Packaging - Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
World Pulp and Recovered Paper - Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp, Recovered PaperRequest Pricing
World Graphic Paper - Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaGraphic PapersRequest Pricing
World Containerboard ForecastAfrica, Asia Pacific, East Europe, Europe, Middle East, North America, West EuropePackaging Paper & BoardView Package
U.S. Tissue Monthly DataNorth AmericaTissueRequest Pricing
World Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp & PaperRequest Pricing
World Tissue Business Monitor ServiceAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTissueRequest Pricing
Packaging Intelligence CenterAsia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North AmericaPulp & PaperView Package
Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017Africa, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, North AmericaTimber, Timber Forestry & EnvironmentRequest Pricing
World Boxboard Study 2015Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
OCC/UKP Market Analysis and Outlook 2015Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
Global Pellet Demand Outlook Study 2015Asia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaBioenergy, TimberRequest Pricing
China Timber Supply OutlookAsia PacificTimberRequest Pricing
The China Pulp Market in Transition: A Comprehensive Analysis and OutlookAsia PacificPulpRequest Pricing
Exploding Chinese Tissue Business - Opportunities and ChallengesAsia PacificTissueRequest Pricing
Global Outlook for Cut Size Uncoated Freesheet Paper MarketsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaGraphic PapersRequest Pricing
Pine Plantation Investments for Resin and TimberAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaChemicals, Timber, Timber Forestry & Environment, Timberland OwnersRequest Pricing
The China Recovered Paper Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and OutlookAsia PacificRecovered PaperRequest Pricing
Southeast Asia: Regional Timber Supply and Market OutlookAsia PacificTimberRequest Pricing
U.S. Southern Pulpwood StudyNorth AmericaTimberRequest Pricing
The Chinese Graphic Paper Market: Recent Trends and Future Prospects under Changing CircumstancesAsia PacificGraphic PapersRequest Pricing
The Outlook for North American Offshore Softwood Plywood ImportsAsia Pacific, Latin America, North AmericaPanelsRequest Pricing
North American Containerboard Conversion StudyNorth AmericaGraphic Papers, Packaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
World Sawlog Study 2014Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTimberRequest Pricing
European Containerboard Machine Conversion StudyEuropeGraphic Papers, Packaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
Latin American Plantation Forests: Outlook for Timber Supply and MarketsLatin AmericaTimberRequest Pricing
NANOCELLULOSE: Technology, Applications and MarketsEurope, North AmericaNonwovens, PulpRequest Pricing
Outlook for Global Recovered Paper MarketsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaRecovered PaperRequest Pricing
OSB Capacity Expansion and the Development of US Pellet Exports - Impacts on Woodfiber SupplyNorth AmericaBioenergy, PanelsRequest Pricing
World Sack Kraft and Wrapping Paper StudyAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
Global BHK Pulp Mill RiskAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulpRequest Pricing
Global Woodfree Risk of ClosureAsia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaGraphic PapersRequest Pricing
Outlook for Russian Paper Packaging MarketsEast EuropePackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
Outlook for Wood-Based BiofuelsEurope, North AmericaBioenergy, TimberRequest Pricing
Specialty Food Service PapersNorth AmericaPackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
China Boxboard Study: The Nation's Rise on the Global Stage 2014Asia PacificPackaging Paper & BoardRequest Pricing
Nonwovens Innovation and Technology Review 2013Asia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaNonwovensRequest Pricing
India's Forest Products Industry Outlook 2013Asia PacificPulp & Paper, Timber, Tissue, Wood ProductsRequest Pricing
International Pulpwood Trade Review 2017Request Pricing
Nonwovens Price and Cost MonitorAsia & Australia, Europe, North AmericaNonwovensRequest Pricing
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