Cost Benchmarking

Analyze mills and markets with objective, industry-leading data and mill intelligence tools.


Fastmarkets RISI`s Mill Cost benchmarking tool suite.
Fastmarkets RISI’s Mill Cost benchmarking tool suite.

Fastmarkets RISI’s Mill Intelligence Service provides detailed information on over 4,500 pulp, paper, packaging paper and wood products producers within the global forest products industry. This information is published by a team of experts and delivered through intuitive, web-based applications.

Competitively Position Machines

Determine how to generate the highest return on your capital by analyzing the performance and operational efficiency of your machines. Fastmarkets RISI engineers can help you identify under-performing machines, compare your machines to your competitors and discover new areas for improvement.

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Effectively allocate capital and plan cash flows

Model changes in the industry before they occur to understand their impact. You can benefit from both strategic insight and comprehensive mill data by working side-by-side with Fastmarkets RISI analysts.

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Measure Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Impacts

Track new M&A projects in the marketplace. Analyze the impact M&A activity will have on your company and competing mills.

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Analyze Cost & Price Sensitivity of Mills and Machines

Understand the impact of consumption costs and changes in prices on mill and machine competitiveness.

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Global Mill and Asset Coverage

See an overview of Fastmarkets RISI’s mill and asset coverage by grade and region.

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Consulting Services

Use our industry experts for private consulting services to address unquiet business questions. Fastmarkets RISI’s approach to market research draws from the most comprehensive source of data available for the global forest products industry. This enables us to focus on your key research goals and to deliver unique market insights.

Our global team of economists, editors and engineers will work closely with you to deliver custom data and reports, such as mill viability analyses and risk assessments.

  • Understand your mill’s current cost position.
    • Analyze how it will change according to forecasted market conditions.
    • Changes in prices, supply and demand.
    • Changes in price projections for key input variables.
  • Receive in-depth consulting with Fastmarkets RISI economists and analysts.
  • Evaluate the outcome of special projects, M&A and capital investments.
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Benchmarking Products (2)

Name Region Industry
Analytical Cornerstone 4.0 Cost Benchmarking Tool Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America Pulp & Paper, Tissue, Wood Products
Fastmarkets RISI Recovered Paper Procurement Cost Benchmarking (Bench$mart) North America Recovered Paper
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