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Sep 18, 2018

Market Comments

PIX Woodchip Global

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Woodchip Market – The Japanese Yen weakened slightly against the USD causing small downward pressure on the indices, while the Euro remained at about the same level as in previous month. The Yen-USD rate impacts more on HW side. Based on July values, the PIX Hardwood Chip Global benchmark moved down by 3.81 USD, or by 2.15%, and closed at 173.25 USD/ton. The PIX Softwood Chip Global index went up by 1.70 USD, or by 0.92%, to 185.91 USD/ton.

The PIX woodchip indices, one for softwood chips and one for hardwood chips, cover international overseas trade of wood chips destined to be used by the pulp and paper or panel industries. Prices are obtained from three sources: a) monthly prices received directly from buyers and sellers of wood chips b) monthly prices from public sources (customs statistics) and c) quarterly (or monthly) data received from WRI (Wood Resources International) who have been co-operating with FOEX in developing these indexes. Additional data providers are welcome. For more information, kindly contact us at Tuomo@foex.fi or info@foex.fi or by phone (see contact details on www.foex.fi).