COVERAGE NOTE: Proposed changes to US OCC coverage in China - Consultation

SINGAPORE, April 26, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) – To reflect better current market trade, Fastmarkets RISI is considering the following change to its recovered paper coverage in China (PPI Asia):

  •  Discontinue assessments of US old corrugated containers (OCC 11) imports (Price ID 612)

Imports of this grade to China have dropped off due to the country’s ever-stricter curbs on recovered paper imports. With few prices available, Fastmarkets RISI is unable to maintain reasonable assessments of the grade.

Chinese mills are instead importing US double-sorted OCC (12) as furnish for paper and board production. Fastmarkets RISI will continue its assessments for this premium OCC grade.

Fastmarkets RISI will undergo a consultation on this proposal, with the potential that prices could be discontinued on June 7.

For comments and queries, please email by May 25, 2019.

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

For other Fastmarkets RISI coverage notes please see here.

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