COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to UK Newsprint Coverage
BRUSSELS, Jan. 11, 2018 ( PPI Europe ) – Fastmarkets RISI has implemented the following changes to its UK newsprint price coverage in PPI Europe from January 2018:
- Discontinued price assessments for 48.8-g newsprint as this grade is used less and less.
- Returned to assessing 40 g newsprint based on a full-yield formula, using the 45-g price as a starting point.
The changes, which were announced in November 2017, follow a market consultation on Fastmarkets RISI UK newsprint price coverage. No changes are being made to the assessment methodology for 45g and 42.5g newsprint.
Fastmarkets RISI will continue to gather feedback on other graphic paper grades both in the UK and elsewhere in Europe to ensure its coverage best reflects current market dynamics.
For more information on Fastmarkets RISI’s methodology for European graphic paper markets, please see this pdf .