World Pulp Monthly

Keeping you fully informed on international pulp markets


World Pulp Monthly (WPM) provides a near-term analysis and fourteen-month forecast of global pulp markets. Each month, the WPM provides an analysis of the world pulp market, examining the effects of the current global macroeconomic environment and the world paper and board market.

Each issue contains RISI’s proprietary monthly benchmark prices for the past year, as well as a monthly price forecast that extends fourteen months for the major pulp grades delivered to the United States, Northern Europe, and China. In addition to effective list prices, spot prices are now available for North America.

This report also provides data from the seventeen major producing countries of chemical paper grade market pulp, representing 82% of world capacity in 2017: Canada, United States, Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Austria, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. World Pulp Monthly covers demand, trade, capacity (including discussion of new pulp lines, closures, and downtime), producer and consumer inventories, shipments, and prices.


Grades Covered

Bleached Hardwood Kraft

  • Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft (NBHK) – (N. Europe only)
  • Southern Bleached Hardwood Kraft (SBHK) – (N. Europe only)
  • Mixed (N. & S.) Bleached Hardwood Kraft – (United States only)
  • Bleached Birch Kraft (NBHK) – (N. Europe only)
  • Brazilian Bleached Eucalyptus Kraft (BEK)

Bleached Softwood Kraft

  • Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK)
  • Southern Bleached Softwood Kraft (SBSK) – (N. Europe and United States only)
  • Chilean Bleached Radiata Kraft (BSK) – (China only)
  • Bleached Kraft Fluff (untreated) (BSK) – (N. Europe and United States only)

Unbleached Kraft Pulp

  • Unbleached Kraft Pulp (UKP)

Mechanical (High Yield)

  • Bleached Hardwood Chemithermomechanical (BCTMP) – (N. Europe only)

Other

  • Deinked market pulp (DIP) – (United States only)

Publication frequency:

12 times a year


List of Tables

Appendix Tables

  • Table 1 – 20 Country Chemical Paper Grade Market Pulp Summary (past year)
  • Table 2 – 20 Country Chemical Paper Grade Market Pulp Summary (fourteen-month forecast)
  • Table 3 – Chemical Paper Grade Market Pulp Shipments by Grade and Destination
  • Table 4 – Chemical Paper Grade Market Pulp Inventory and Days of Supply
  • Table 5 – Market Pulp Price Summary
  • Table 6 – China Pulp Imports, by Supplying Region

Text Tables

  • Table A – Pulp Demand Indicators (past two years and current year)
  • Table B – Major Paper Grade Pulp Capacity Changes (past year and two-year forecast)
  • Table C – Pulp Capacity Downtime (other than routine maintenance)
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