Special Studies


Take a closer look at the critical trends affecting your business.

Fastmarkets RISI’s Special Studies offer our most detailed objective analysis and forecasts on critical trends impacting major markets in the forest products industry. Reports include coverage on market history and background, assessment of major players in the industry, supply/demand dynamics, consumption trends and market forecasts. Topics cover various grades in graphic paper, fiber, packaging, wood products and timber markets.

Current Fastmarkets RISI Special Studies include:


Focused on Major Trends

Uncover the core drivers and potential impacts of key trends occurring on global and regional levels. Fastmarkets RISI Special Studies include data tables, charts and expanded commentary on concepts like machine conversion feasibility, impacts of overcapacity in the marketplace, forecasted influence of emerging markets and more:

  • Mill and Market Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Global Expansion
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Research and Development
  • Capital Investments
  • Sales Projections
  • Competitive Analysis

Researched by Industry Experts

Fastmarkets RISI’s global economists have extensive expertise in their areas of focus. Because they work in the regions they serve, they can provide direct, local insight into your markets.

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Enhanced by Fastmarkets RISI Services

Our economists work closely with Fastmarkets RISI analysts who focus on regional market reporting and mill cost analysis. Together they are able to distill the most important and relevant information available within our portfolio of products and global team of experts. When you purchase a special study, you receive insight enhanced by multiple resources including sophisticated databases and intelligence products.

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Built on Fastmarkets RISI Methodologies

Our clear and transparent methodologies have been carefully developed and refined. Understanding the methods and assumptions on which information is based enables you effectively and confidently apply it to your unique business needs.

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Special Studies (36)

NameRegionIndustry
Lignin: Technology, Applications, and MarketsAsia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, North AmericaPulp
European Pellet Supply and Cost AnalysisEurope, North AmericaBioenergy
Global Tree Farm Economics Review 2017Africa, Asia & Australia, Europe, Latin America, North AmericaTimber, Timber Forestry & Environment
Eucalyptus Sawlog Market OutlookAfrica, Asia & Australia, Asia Pacific, Latin AmericaTimber, Wood Products
China Pulp and Paper Factbook 2018-2019Asia PacificGraphic Papers, Packaging Paper & Board, Pulp, Recovered Paper
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
Developments in the China Pulp Market: 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
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
Global Timberland Ownership and Investment DatabaseAfrica, Asia & Australia, Asia Pacific, East Europe, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, West EuropeTimber, Timber Forestry & Environment, Timberland Owners, Wood Investment
International Pulpwood Trade Review
Outlook for Global Recovered Paper Markets 2017
Canada Pulp Mill Risk of Closure Study
Global Pellet Demand Outlook
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