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Apr 17, 2014

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in February/14 totalled 3.486 million tons, an increase of 2.3% from January/14 but a decrease of 1.1% from February/13, at the delivery rate of 94% of the P.M.C. Inventories at the end of February/14 stood at 36 days of supply, a decrease by one day from the end of January/14 but no change compared to February/13.  Source PPPC (Mar 25)

Utipulp European pulp consumer February/14 figures; inventories 637 700 tons, down by 14 000 tons or 2.1% from January/14, and down by 25 400 tons or 3.8% from February/13. In days, the inventories were at 20 days of consumption, down by one day from a month ago and down by one day from a year ago. Consumption in February/14 totalled 916 800 tons, a decrease of 63 800 tons, or 6.5% from January/14, and a decrease of 28 800 tons or 3.0% from February/13.  Source: Utipulp  (Mar 24)

Pulp inventories at European ports increased in March/14 by 13 900 tons or 1.3% to 1 059 300 tons compared to February/14 inventories. Compared to March/13, the port inventories were higher in 2014 by 87 400 tons or by 9.0%.  Source: Europulp  (Apr 17)