Paper Trader

Keeping you fully informed on North American Graphic Paper Markets


Paper Trader is the only document like it in the industry. No other source takes all current industry information and interprets it in such a useful, understandable manner.
– Heath Frye, Marketing Manager, PH Glatfelter Co.

Paper Trader analyzes the trends in the advertising, catalog, printing and publishing industries to provide a current and 2-year forecast of demand for North American graphic paper markets.

Each issue includes monthly historical, current and a two-year forecast of demand, imports, exports, inventories, apparent consumption, shipments, operating rates and prices for coated, uncoated papers and newsprint.

The Monitor contains RISI’s proprietary monthly benchmark prices for the previous and current year and a two-year price forecast. The grades covered are outlined below.


Grades Covered

  • Coated Mechanical
  • Uncoated Mechanical
  • Coated Freesheet
  • Uncoated Freesheet
  • Newsprint

Publication frequency:

12 times a year


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – US Printing and Writing Paper Demand Indicators
  • Table 2 – US Coated Freesheet Demand, Supply, and Availability
  • Table 3 – US Coated Mechanical Demand, Supply, and Availability
  • Table 4 – US Uncoated Freesheet Demand, Supply, and Availability
  • Table 5 – US Uncoated Mechanical Demand, Supply, and Availability
  • Table 6 – Delivered Printing And Writing Paper Prices For Most Common Transactions
  • Table 7 – Printing and Writing Paper End-Use Market Indictors
  • Table 8 – US Total Printing and Writing Paper Summary
  • Table 9 – Printing and Writing Paper Price Summary
  • Table 10 – US Coated Freesheet Imports by Country of Origin
  • Table 11 – US Coated Freesheet Exports by Country of Destination
  • Table 12 – US Coated Mechanical Imports by Country of Origin
  • Table 13 – US Coated Mechanical Exports by Country of Destination
  • Table 14 – US Uncoated Freesheet Imports by Country of Origin
  • Table 15 – US Uncoated Freesheet Paper Exports by Country of Destination
  • Table 16 – US Uncoated Mechanical Imports by Country of Origin
  • Table 17 – US Uncoated Mechanical Paper Exports by Country of Destination
  • Table 18 – Monthly Monitor of Newsprint Demand
  • Table 19 – Newsprint Pricing For Standard Newsprint
  • Table 20 – Newsprint Forecast
  • Table 21 – North American Newsprint Demand, Supply, and Availability
  • Table 22 – US Newsprint Imports by Country of Origin
  • Table 23 – US Newsprint Exports by Country of Destination
  • Table 24 – Quarterly Monitor of Newspaper Print Advertising
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