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Jan 26, 2018

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in December/17 totalled 4.817 million tons, an increase of 15.7% from November/17 and an increase of 6.6% compared to December/16. Total inventories stood at the end of December/17 at 34 days of supply, a decrease of 2 days from November/17 and a decrease of one day from December/16.  Source PPPC. (Jan 25)

Utipulp European pulp consumer December/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 December/17 were 190 000 tons, down by 3 000 tons or 1.6% from November/17, but down by 22 000 tons or 10.4% from December/16. In days, the softwood inventories were at 16 days of consumption, no change compared to the inventories in November/17 but a drecrease by one day compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Jan 25)

Pulp inventories at European ports in December/17 rose by 50 000 tons or 4.9% to 1 078 000 tons compared to November/17 inventories. Compared to December/16 the port inventories were lower by 160 000 tons or by 12.9%.  Source: Europulp  (Jan 25)