COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to NA and LA pulp for export to China – Implementation

OAKLAND, CA, April 29, 2019 (RISI) – As previously announced, Fastmarkets RISI has launched new net price assessments for North American and Latin American pulp for export to China.

The new assessments will eventually replace the current effective list price assessments for the following grades:

1) Northern bleached softwood kraft delivered to China (NBSK) – Price ID 699 and WPM Table 5.

2) Bleached radiata pine kraft delivered to China (BKP) – WPM Table 5 only.

3) Bleached eucalyptus kraft delivered to China (BEK) – WPM Table 5 only.

Fastmarkets RISI will run both the new net price assessments and the current effective list price assessments in parallel in PPI Pulp & Paper Week and World Pulp Monthly until September 2019. From October, the effective list price assessments will be discontinued, leaving only the net price assessments.

Fastmarkets RISI launched a consultation on the proposed changes in late February. No negative feedback was received.

For comments or queries, please email pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com, mentioning “NA and LA pulp for export to China” 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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