COVERAGE NOTE: Alignment of US and European Pulp Price Coverage

OAKLAND, CA, June 28, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) – Following moves earlier this year to tie European fluff pulp assessments formally to US fluff pulp assessments, Fasmarkets RISI will further align these prices by publishing European fluff pulp assessments on the same day as the US fluff pulp assessments. This change would take effect from July 2019.

In practice, the frequency of European fluff pulp assessments would change from monthly to twice monthly. A preliminary price assessment would be published mid-month as with US pulp price assessments, and a final price assessment would be published on the second-to-last business day of the month. These prices would appear in the RISI online portal and in PPI Pulp and Paper Week.

Fastmarkets RISI formally tied the European fluff pulp assessment to the US one in January 2019, following market consultation.

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

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

For other Fastmarkets RISI coverage notes please see here.

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