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 (76)

NameRegionIndustry
Paper TraderNorth AmericaGraphic Papers
Paper Trader EuropeWest EuropeGraphic Papers
Paper Packaging MonitorNorth AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
Paper Packaging Monitor - EuropeEuropePackaging Paper & Board
Annual Review of Global Pulp and Paper StatisticsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp & Paper, Tissue
Asian Pulp and Paper MonitorAsia PacificGraphic Papers, Pulp, Pulp & Paper
Monthly Economic CommentaryAsia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaEconomy
World Dissolving Pulp MonitorAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp
World Pulp MonthlyAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp
World Recovered Paper MonitorAsia Pacific, North America, West EuropeRecovered Paper
Lumber CommentaryNorth AmericaLumber
Structural Panel CommentaryNorth AmericaPanels
Particleboard and MDF CommentaryNorth AmericaPanels
World Timber Price QuarterlyAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTimber
Outlook for World Tissue BusinessAfrica, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTissue
Asian Graphic Paper Forecast - 15-YearAsia PacificGraphic Papers
Asian Graphic Paper Forecast - 5-YearAsia PacificGraphic Papers
Asian Paper Packaging Forecast - 15-YearAsia PacificPackaging Paper & Board
Asian Paper Packaging Forecast - 5-YearAsia PacificPackaging Paper & Board
European Graphic Paper Forecast - 15-YearEuropeGraphic Papers
European Graphic Paper Forecast - 5-YearEuropeGraphic Papers
European Paper Packaging Forecast - 15-YearEuropePackaging Paper & Board
European Paper Packaging Forecast - 5-YearEuropePackaging Paper & Board
Latin American Pulp and Paper Forecast - long-termLatin AmericaPulp & Paper
North American Bioenergy Forecast - Long-TermNorth AmericaBioenergy, Timber
North American Graphic Paper Forecast - 15-YearNorth AmericaGraphic Papers
North American Graphic Paper Forecast - 5-YearNorth AmericaGraphic Papers
North American Lumber Forecast - 15-YearNorth AmericaLumber
North American Lumber Forecast - 5-YearNorth AmericaLumber
North American Paper Packaging Forecast - 5-YearNorth AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
North American Timber Forecast - 15-YearNorth AmericaTimber
North American Timber Forecast - 5-YearNorth AmericaTimber
North American Wood Panels Forecast - 15-YearNorth AmericaPanels
North American Wood Panels Forecast - 5-YearNorth AmericaPanels
Outlook BriefingsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp & Paper
World Graphic Paper Forecast - long-termAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaGraphic Papers
World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast - 15-YearAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp, Recovered Paper
World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast - 5-YearAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp, Recovered Paper
World Paper Packaging - Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
World Pulp and Recovered Paper - Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp, Recovered Paper
World Graphic Paper - Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaGraphic Papers
World Containerboard ForecastAfrica, Asia Pacific, East Europe, Europe, Middle East, North America, West EuropePackaging Paper & Board
U.S. Tissue Monthly DataNorth AmericaTissue
World Bilateral Trade DataAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp & Paper
World Tissue Business Monitor ServiceAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTissue
Packaging Intelligence CenterAsia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North AmericaPulp & Paper
Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017Africa, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, North AmericaTimber, Timber Forestry & Environment
World Boxboard Study: AmericasAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
OCC/UKP Market Analysis and Outlook 2015Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
China Timber Supply OutlookAsia PacificTimber
The China Pulp Market in Transition: A Comprehensive Analysis and OutlookAsia PacificPulp
Exploding Chinese Tissue Business - Opportunities and ChallengesAsia PacificTissue
Global Outlook for Cut Size Uncoated Freesheet Paper MarketsAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaGraphic Papers
Pine Plantation Investments for Resin and TimberAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaChemicals, Timber, Timber Forestry & Environment, Timberland Owners
The China Recovered Paper Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and OutlookAsia PacificRecovered Paper
Southeast Asia: Regional Timber Supply and Market OutlookAsia PacificTimber
U.S. Southern Pulpwood StudyNorth AmericaTimber
The Chinese Graphic Paper Market: Recent Trends and Future Prospects under Changing CircumstancesAsia PacificGraphic Papers
The Outlook for North American Offshore Softwood Plywood ImportsAsia Pacific, Latin America, North AmericaPanels
North American Containerboard Conversion StudyNorth AmericaGraphic Papers, Packaging Paper & Board
World Sawlog Study 2014Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaTimber
European Containerboard Machine Conversion StudyEuropeGraphic Papers, Packaging Paper & Board
Latin American Plantation Forests: Outlook for Timber Supply and MarketsLatin AmericaTimber
NANOCELLULOSE: Technology, Applications and MarketsEurope, North AmericaNonwovens, Pulp
OSB Capacity Expansion and the Development of US Pellet Exports - Impacts on Woodfiber SupplyNorth AmericaBioenergy, Panels
World Sack Kraft and Wrapping Paper StudyAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
Global BHK Pulp Mill RiskAfrica, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North AmericaPulp
Global Woodfree Risk of ClosureAsia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaGraphic Papers
Outlook for Russian Paper Packaging MarketsEast EuropePackaging Paper & Board
Outlook for Wood-Based BiofuelsEurope, North AmericaBioenergy, Timber
Specialty Food Service PapersNorth AmericaPackaging Paper & Board
China Boxboard Study: The Nation's Rise on the Global Stage 2014Asia PacificPackaging Paper & Board
Nonwovens Innovation and Technology Review 2013Asia Pacific, Europe, North AmericaNonwovens
India's Forest Products Industry Outlook 2013Asia PacificPulp & Paper, Timber, Tissue, Wood Products
International Pulpwood Trade Review
Nonwovens Price and Cost MonitorAsia & Australia, Europe, North AmericaNonwovens
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