COVERAGE NOTE: Proposed Changes to Russian Containerboard Coverage

BRUSSELS, Oct. 20th, 2017 ( PPI Europe ) – Fastmarkets RISI is launching an industry-wide consultation to ensure its Russian containerboard coverage best reflects qualities sold in Russia.

Currently Fastmarkets RISI assesses the following containerboard grades in Russia:

  • Unbleached kraftliner, 125g
  • White-top kraftliner, 125g
  • Semi-chemical fluting,112 g
  • Testliner 2, 125g
  • Recycled fluting, 112g

Assessments are in rouble per tonne and reflect the price ex-works, excluding the usual 18% VAT. They are published on a quarterly basis, in the first month of each quarter.

As part of this consultation, we would like to hear from industry participants on the following issues:

  • Which grades are most commonly traded?
  • Which specification should be considered?
  • What is the preferred frequency of Russian containerboard assessments?

Please email your feedback to before Nov. 30th, 2017, mentioning “Russian Containerboard Consultation” in the subject line of the email.

The changes would take place in early 2018. For more information on Fastmarkets RISI’s methodology for European containerboard markets, please see

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