COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to North American Newsprint Coverage - Implementation
OAKLAND, CA, Apr. 26, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) – As previously announced and following market consultation, Fastmarkets RISI has discontinued price assessments for 48.8 g/30 lb newsprint in PPI Pulp & Paper Week with effect from April 2019.
The following price series are no longer assessed:
- Price ID 191 Newsprint 48.8 g/30 lb US East
- Price ID 192 Newsprint 48.8 g/30 lb US West
The move follows a shift in North American newsprint markets towards lighter basis weights. Fastmarkets RISI has maintained assessments of 45 g/27.7 lb newsprint.
Fastmarkets RISI launched a consultation on this change in December 2018. No negative comments were received.
For other Fastmarkets RISI Coverage Notes please see here.
For more information on Fastmarkets RISI’s methodology for North American graphic paper markets, please see here.