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Jan 10, 2019

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical papper grade market pulp shipments in November/18 totalled 3.985 million tons, a decrease of about 177 000 tons or -4.3% from November/17. Total inventories stood at the end of November/18 at 40 days of supply, up by 3 days from October/18 and an increase of 5 days from November/17.  Source PPPC. (Jan. 10)

Utipulp European pulp consumer November/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 November/18 were 188 500 tons, up by about 3 800 tons or 2.1% from a revised October/18, and down by -3 500 tons or -1.8% from November/17. In days, the softwood inventories in November stood at 17 days of consumption, up by 1 day compared to the revised inventories in October/18 and up by 1 day compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Jan. 10)

Pulp inventories at European ports in November/18 increased by 71 200 tons or 4.9% to 1 533 600 tons compared to October/18 inventories. Compared to November/17 the port inventories were higher by 505 700 tons or by 49.2%.  Source: Europulp  (Jan. 10)

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