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Feb 28, 2018

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in January/18 totalled 3.941 million tons, a decrease of 18.2% from December/17 and an decrease of 0.8% compared to January/17. Total inventories stood at the end of January/18 at 35 days of supply, an increase of 1 day from December/17 and a decrease of one day from January/18.  Source PPPC. (Feb 28)

Utipulp European pulp consumer January/18 figures include only softwood as several European companies have not declared their statistics for hardwood and therefore some national associations have not delivered hardwood data. Softwood inventories in January/18 were 182 000 tons, down by 8 000 tons or 4.2% from December/17, but down by 15 000 tons or 7.6% from January/17. In days, the softwood inventories were at 16 days of consumption, no change compared to the inventories in December/17 but a drecrease by one day compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Feb 28)

Pulp inventories at European ports in January/18 rose by 45 000 tons or 4.2% to 1 123 000 tons compared to December/17 inventories. Compared to January/17 the port inventories were lower by 31 000 tons or by 2.7%.  Source: Europulp  (Feb 28)