COVERAGE NOTE: Proposed Changes to UK newsprint coverage - Consultation

BRUSSELS, April 19, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) – To better reflect current trading in the UK newsprint market, Fastmarkets RISI proposes to make the following changes to its assessment:

Currently Fastmarkets RISI bases its assessments for 40-g newsprint on a full-yield formula, using the 45-g price as the basis: Pa = Pb/a*b.

Going forward, Fastmarkets RISI proposes to start assessing 40-g newsprint based on a half-yield formula, using the 42.5-g price as a starting point. The half-yield formula consists of adding 3.125% to the basis price.

These changes would likely take place from July 2019.

Please send feedback on this proposal to pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com by May 18, 2019, mentioning “UK Newsprint” in the subject line of the email.

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

For related coverage notes see here.

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