Short-Term Forecasts


Gain an unbiased view of how forest product markets might change over the next two years.

For a clear assessment of major markets such as pulp, paper, packaging, wood, timber and tissue, learn more about Fastmarkets RISI’s Monitors. Our analysts continuously monitor markets to deliver monthly forecasts of the global forest product industry, by region and by grade. Each of our analyze current market trends, forecast near-term developments, and provide historical and forecasted price summaries using Fastmarkets RISI’s transparent methodology.


Delivered with Supporting Data

Fastmarkets RISI Monitors are delivered with descriptive tables and data charts for major market indicators such as supply, demand, imports, exports, and pricing by grade and region. Many of our reports include analysis and results based on our cost data and cost benchmarking of mills. This provides the most comprehensive analysis of markets available.

Shedding Light on What Drives Pulp and Paper Prices

Understanding the cost structure of a market is critical to understanding what drives price. Fastmarkets RISI is the only information provider that directly incorporates mill cost data into their forecast of pulp and paper prices. Fastmarkets RISI economists have long integrated data from our cost benchmarking service into their models. Over time, this information proved so valuable for anticipating prices changes, that we decided to make this data available to our pulp and paper forecast subscribers starting in 2015.

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Crafted by Global Economist Team

Fastmarkets RISI’s team of economists is unrivaled in geographic scope and expertise. Each grade team is led by a recognized industry expert and is supported by a team of regionally-based, grade focused economists.

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Short-term Forecast Products (18)

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
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
U.S. Tissue Monthly Data North America Tissue
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
Nonwovens Price and Cost Monitor Asia & Australia, Europe, North America Nonwovens
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