Forecasts

for pulp, paper, wood, timber and tissue markets

Build your strategy on objective analysis and industry-leading commentary. Fastmarkets RISI offers market forecasts to help you make some of your most critical decisions.

Producers, suppliers, investors and end-users around the world depend on Fastmarkets RISI for insight on future movements in pulp, paper, wood, timber, and tissue industries markets. Our combination of market expertise with a sophisticated econometric methodology allows us to deliver the best forecast prices possible to professionals throughout the supply chain.

Fastmarkets RISI forecasts include independently researched prices for the current year and price forecasts for the next two, five or 15 years. You will also benefit from numerous tables of statistical data for metrics such as demand, production, shipments, inventories, capacity, operating rates and trade data. In addition, our analysts enhance their market projections by incorporating Fastmarkets RISI’s mill cost benchmarking data, ensuring that you and your stakeholders are using the most trusted insights.


Short-Term Forecasts

If you need a near-term outlook of the market dynamics impacting your business, learn more about our short-term forecasts. Subscribers receive these through our monthly monitor service, getting economic analysis and two-year forecasts of global markets.

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Long-term Forecasts

If you need an outside perspective on a longer time horizon, consider Fastmarkets RISI’s long-term forecasts. These five- and fifteen-year outlooks provide expanded insight on markets and include even more analysis and statistical data.

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Special Studies

If you want to uncover and explain current and potential dynamics of specific market trends, our grade-focused experts around the world produce Special Studies.

We release new studies every year to address the most relevant topics. These can be requested by our clients or discovered by our analysts.

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Outlook Briefings

For a quick and easy way to get an overview of markets within the pulp and paper industry, learn about our Outlook Briefings. Presented by Fastmarkets RISI’s leading economists, our briefings provide a summary of pulp and paper market changes with a two year outlook.

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Our Economists and Analysts

Fastmarkets RISI Economists and Analysts are stationed worldwide to offer regional insight of the markets in which you operate. We have decades of experience of building valuable relationships within the industry. Our extensive network of resources enables us to deliver high quality information that is verified and balanced—insight you can trust and use.

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Our Forecast Methodology

For over 30 years, Fastmarkets RISI economists have combined in-depth market knowledge with sophisticated econometric models, to analyze and forecast global forest products markets.

The models are tools that assist our regionally-based, grade-specific economists in interpreting data to produce their short-, medium- and long-term forecasts quarterly. Fastmarkets RISI maintains 15 distinct models, containing over 5,000 equations.

Each model is fully integrated across product areas and geographic regions to simulate the structure of the global forest products industry and capture its many complex interactions.

The accuracy of the models is tested over time by ‘forecasting history’ to see how the models would have predicted the past. The models are continually refined and adjusted as the structures of the various sectors evolve.

Fastmarkets RISI Methodologies

Forecast Products (75)

Name Region Industry
Paper Trader North America Graphic Papers
Paper Trader Europe West Europe Graphic Papers
Paper Packaging Monitor North America Packaging Paper & Board
Paper Packaging Monitor - Europe Europe Packaging Paper & Board
Annual Review of Global Pulp and Paper Statistics Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp & Paper, Tissue
Asian Pulp and Paper Monitor Asia Pacific Graphic Papers, Pulp, Pulp & Paper
Monthly Economic Commentary Asia Pacific, Europe, North America Economy
World Dissolving Pulp Monitor Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp
World Pulp Monthly Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp
World Recovered Paper Monitor Asia Pacific, North America, West Europe Recovered Paper
Lumber Commentary North America Lumber
Structural Panel Commentary North America Panels
Particleboard and MDF Commentary North America Panels
World Timber Price Quarterly Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Timber
Outlook for World Tissue Business Africa, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Tissue
Asian Graphic Paper Forecast - 15-Year Asia Pacific Graphic Papers
Asian Graphic Paper Forecast - 5-Year Asia Pacific Graphic Papers
Asian Paper Packaging Forecast - 15-Year Asia Pacific Packaging Paper & Board
Asian Paper Packaging Forecast - 5-Year Asia Pacific Packaging Paper & Board
European Graphic Paper Forecast - 15-Year Europe Graphic Papers
European Graphic Paper Forecast - 5-Year Europe Graphic Papers
European Paper Packaging Forecast - 15-Year Europe Packaging Paper & Board
European Paper Packaging Forecast - 5-Year Europe Packaging Paper & Board
Latin American Pulp and Paper Forecast - long-term Latin America Pulp & Paper
North American Bioenergy Forecast - Long-Term North America Bioenergy, Timber
North American Graphic Paper Forecast - 15-Year North America Graphic Papers
North American Graphic Paper Forecast - 5-Year North America Graphic Papers
North American Lumber Forecast - 15-Year North America Lumber
North American Lumber Forecast - 5-Year North America Lumber
North American Paper Packaging Forecast - 5-Year North America Packaging Paper & Board
North American Timber Forecast - 15-Year North America Timber
North American Timber Forecast - 5-Year North America Timber
North American Wood Panels Forecast - 15-Year North America Panels
North American Wood Panels Forecast - 5-Year North America Panels
Outlook Briefings Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp & Paper
World Graphic Paper Forecast - long-term Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Graphic Papers
World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast - 15-Year Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp, Recovered Paper
World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast - 5-Year Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp, Recovered Paper
World Paper Packaging - Bilateral Trade Data Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Packaging Paper & Board
World Pulp and Recovered Paper - Bilateral Trade Data Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp, Recovered Paper
World Graphic Paper - Bilateral Trade Data Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Graphic Papers
World Containerboard Forecast Africa, Asia Pacific, East Europe, Europe, Middle East, North America, West Europe Packaging Paper & Board
U.S. Tissue Monthly Data North America Tissue
World Bilateral Trade Data Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp & Paper
World Tissue Business Monitor Service Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Tissue
Intelligence Center Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America Pulp & Paper
Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017 Africa, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, North America Timber, Timber Forestry & Environment
World Boxboard Study: Americas Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Packaging Paper & Board
OCC/UKP Market Analysis and Outlook 2015 Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Packaging Paper & Board
China Timber Supply Outlook Asia Pacific Timber
Developments in the China Pulp Market: Comprehensive Analysis and Outlook Asia Pacific Pulp
Exploding Chinese Tissue Business - Opportunities and Challenges Asia Pacific Tissue
Global Outlook for Cut Size Uncoated Freesheet Paper Markets Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Graphic Papers
Pine Plantation Investments for Resin and Timber Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Chemicals, Timber, Timber Forestry & Environment, Timberland Owners
Southeast Asia: Regional Timber Supply and Market Outlook Asia Pacific Timber
U.S. Southern Pulpwood Study North America Timber
The Chinese Graphic Paper Market: Recent Trends and Future Prospects under Changing Circumstances Asia Pacific Graphic Papers
The Outlook for North American Offshore Softwood Plywood Imports Asia Pacific, Latin America, North America Panels
North American Containerboard Conversion Study North America Graphic Papers, Packaging Paper & Board
World Sawlog Study 2014 Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Timber
European Containerboard Machine Conversion Study Europe Graphic Papers, Packaging Paper & Board
Latin American Plantation Forests: Outlook for Timber Supply and Markets Latin America Timber
NANOCELLULOSE: Technology, Applications and Markets Europe, North America Nonwovens, Pulp
OSB Capacity Expansion and the Development of US Pellet Exports - Impacts on Woodfiber Supply North America Bioenergy, Panels
World Sack Kraft and Wrapping Paper Study Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Packaging Paper & Board
Global BHK Pulp Mill Risk Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp
Global Woodfree Risk of Closure Asia Pacific, Europe, North America Graphic Papers
Outlook for Russian Paper Packaging Markets East Europe Packaging Paper & Board
Outlook for Wood-Based Biofuels Europe, North America Bioenergy, Timber
Specialty Food Service Papers North America Packaging Paper & Board
China Boxboard Study: The Nation's Rise on the Global Stage 2014 Asia Pacific Packaging Paper & Board
Nonwovens Innovation and Technology Review 2013 Asia Pacific, Europe, North America Nonwovens
India's Forest Products Industry Outlook 2013 Asia Pacific Pulp & Paper, Timber, Tissue, Wood Products
International Pulpwood Trade Review
Nonwovens Price and Cost Monitor Asia & Australia, Europe, North America Nonwovens
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