COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to US export RCP price coverage – Implementation

NEW YORK, Apr. 5, 2019 (PPI Global) – As previously announced, Fastmarkets RISI has made the following changes to its US recovered paper coverage in an ongoing effort to streamline its US export price assessments:

  • Discontinued assessments of all export recovered paper grades FAS Chicago (price IDs 11888, 1298, 12113,12103, 11889, 12107) bound for Asia;
  • Discontinued assessments of Old Corrugated Containers (11) for export to China (price IDs 1042, 1029, 1304, 1298, 1299, 1320);
  • Discontinued assessments of Sorted Clean News (58) for export to Asia (price IDs 12104, 12105, 12106 and 12107).

We believe these changes will better reflect export market dynamics. Trade in export grades FAS Chicago has dwindled to such an extent that it has become difficult to maintain reasonable assessments. Shipments of OCC (11) to China have meanwhile fallen considerably since stricter quality rules were introduced last year, and exports of SCN (58) to China/Asia remain limited.

Fastmarkets RISI launched a market consultation on these changes to recovered paper pricing coverage on Feb. 12, 2018. We received no objections to the proposal.

For comments or queries, please email, mentioning “US RCP price coverage” in the subject line of the email.

For more information on Fastmarkets RISI’s methodology for US recovered paper markets, please see here.

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