Categories: General
      Date: Sep 26, 2017
     Title: Pulp inventories

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in Jun/17 totalled 4.466 million tons, an increase of 8.1% from May/17 and of 4.8% compared to Jun/16. Total inventories stood at the end of Jun/17 at 34 days of supply, no change from May/17 but a decrease of one day from Jun/16.  Source PPPC. (July 27)

Utipulp European pulp consumer August/17 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 August/17 were 198 900 tons, up by 6 800 tons or 3.6% from July/17, but down by 1 700 tons or 0.9% from August/16. In days, the softwood inventories were at 17 days of consumption, up by one day compared to the inventories in July/17 but higher by one day compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Sept 21)

Pulp inventories at European ports in Jun/17 decreased by 78 000 tons or 6.8% to 1 062 200 tons compared to May/17 inventories. Compared to Jun/16 the port inventories were lower by 82 200 tons or by 7.2%.  Source: Europulp  (July 27)