COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to US Pulp Price Databasing – Notification

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 7, 2019 ( PPI Global ) – Effective January 2019, RISI will change the way in which US pulp price assessments are databased to add greater transparency to our assessment processes.

Currently, RISI publishes a preliminary price for contract pulp mid-month and a final price on the second to last business day of the month. The second price generally overwrites the first in the database, leaving only one monthly price in the historical time series.

Going forward, RISI will maintain the preliminary price in the database, so that the historical time series shows two prices a month. A footnote will be added to make clear that the mid-month price is a preliminary price and is superseded by the end-month price.

The following price series will be affected.

Price ID  Series Name

163          Canadian Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, delivered US East

164          US Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft, delivered US East

11851      Canadian/US Northern and Southern Mixed Bleached Hardwood Kraft, delivered US East

219          Brazilian Bleached Hardwood Kraft (Eucalyptus), delivered US East

168          Canadian/US Unbleached softwood kraft, delivered US East

171          Fluff (US southern kraft, untreated softwood rolls), delivered US East

172          Deinked pulp (US air-dried and wet-lap), delivered US East

488          Canadian Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft, CIF Japan

489          US Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft, CIF Japan

490          Canadian/US Northern and Southern Mixed Bleached Hardwood Kraft, CIF Japan

533          Canadian Northern bleached softwood kraft, CIF Korea

699          Canadian Northern bleached softwood kraft, CIF China

For comments or queries, please email pricing@risi.com, mentioning “US pulp databasing” in the subject line of the email.

 For more information on RISI’s methodology for Global pulp markets, please see here.

 For other RISI coverage notes please see here.

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