What is Fastmarkets FOEX?

Fastmarkets FOEX is a leading Price Reporting Agency providing audited, trademark registered pulp, paper, recovered paper, wood-based bioenergy and timber price indices

Fastmarkets FOEX, Bioenergy and Wood Indices

Starting on Oct 1, 2021 the PIX Bioenergy and Wood Indices will no longer be freely available in this section of the website.  To receive the latest PIX values via email starting on Oct 12, 2021 please sign up for our free email service.


Jul 7, 2021

PRICING NOTICE: Changes to PIX Wood Finland Indices – Final Decision

Helsinki, July 7, 2021 (PIX Bioenergy and Wood Indices) – Fastmarkets FOEX is unifying its methodology and policies for all PIX indices to comply with Fastmarkets’ internal guidelines and the IOSCO principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). Along with this development, some index collection criteria do not fully fulfil these policy requirements.

As previously proposed and following a consultation, Fastmarkets FOEX has decided to discontinue PIX Sawlogs Finland, PIX Pulpwood Finland, and PIX Birchlogs Finland on Dec 29, 2021.

Fastmarkets FOEX will publish the last indices on Tuesday, December 28, 2021.

The main rationale for this change is that the PIX Wood Finland indices are based on third party data and cannot be linked to individual companies.

Fastmarkets FOEX made a market consultation regarding this change and received comments which were against the proposal, quoting the indices to be important for market data purposes and, instead of discontinuing, suggested developing the indices further to fulfil the requirements. Fastmarkets FOEX would like to thank for the feedback.

However, the current index specifications would require significant altering to fulfil the compliance requirements, as well as support from the market participants to receive the data in required detail. This would mean major changes to the index fundamental, which would be more appropriate to implement in all new indices. Fastmarkets FOEX is open to discussion with the stakeholders, for a possible future development of PIX roundwood indices.

May 14, 2021

PIX Forest Biomass Finland — Breakdown by grade and region available

Fastmarkets FOEX publishes alongside its PIX Forest Biomass main index also sub-indices dividing the data by grade and region.

The following data is available through a PIX Biomass Service subscription:

  • PIX Forest Biomass Finland main index (all Finland, South/West and North/East)
  • PIX Forest Biomass Finland forest chips sub-index (all Finland, South/West and North/East)
  • PIX Forest Biomass Finland by-product sawdust sub-index (all Finland, South/West and North/East)
  • PIX Forest Biomass Finland bark sub-index (all Finland, South/West and North/East)
If you would like to see a sample of the PIX Forest Biomass Finland letter and the data included, please click here.
Apr 15, 2021

Fastmarkets successfully completes second IOSCO assurance review for its FOEX PIX pulp and paper pricing division

Mar 16, 2021

Fastmarkets becomes BMR-regulated PRA, strengthening its already robust pricing methodologies

Please see our press release here.