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Mar 27, 2018

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in February/18 totalled 3.924 million tons, an increase of 0.1 from January/18 and a decrease of 3.2% compared to February/17. Total inventories stood at the end of February/18 at 36 days of supply, an increase of 1 day from January/18 as well as from February/17.  Source PPPC. (Mar 27)

Utipulp European pulp consumer February/18 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 February/18 were 198 000 tons, up by 16 000 tons or 8.8% from January/18, and up by 1 000 tons or 0.5% from February/17. In days, the softwood inventories were at 17 days of consumption, one day up compared to the inventories in January/18 but flat at the same level compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Mar 27)

Pulp inventories at European ports in February/18 decreased by 95 000 tons or 8.4% to 1 029 000 tons compared to January/18 inventories. Compared to February/17 the port inventories were lower by 145 000 tons or by 12.3%.  Source: Europulp  (Mar 27)