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Oct 28, 2018

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in September/18 totalled 4.624 million tons, an increase of about 387 000 tons or 9.1% from August/18 and an increase of 302 000 t (+7.0%) compared to September/17. Total inventories stood at the end of September/18 at 37 days of supply, down by -1 day from a revised August/18 and an increase of 1 day from September/17.  Source PPPC. (Oct. 28)

Utipulp European pulp consumer September/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 September/18 were 168 000 tons, down by about -19 400 tons or -10.4% from a revised August/18, and down by -19 100 tons or -10.2% from September/17. In days, the softwood inventories in July were at 14 days of consumption, down by -2 days compared to the revised inventories in August/18 and down by -2 days compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Oct. 28)

Pulp inventories at European ports in September/18 increased by 94 100 tons or 7.3% to 1 379 100 tons compared to August/18 inventories. Compared to September/17 the port inventories were higher by 199 000 tons or by 16.9%.  Source: Europulp  (Oct. 28)