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Nov 25, 2015

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments of in October/15 totalled 3.810 million tons, a decrease of -9.0% from Septembert/15 but an increase of 0.7% from October/14. Total inventories stood at the end of October/15 at 36 days of supply, an increase by one day from September/15 and an increase by three days compared to the end of October/14.  Source PPPC.  Note: Brazilian figures are estimates by PPPC (Nov 25)

Utipulp European pulp consumer October/15 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 October/15 were 233 300 tons, up by 13 800 tons or 6.3% from September/15, and up by 11 400 tons or 5.2% from October/14. In days, the softwood inventories were at 21 days of consumption, an increase of two days from the consumption in September/15 and higher also by two days compared to a year ago. Softwood consumption in October/15 totalled 349 800 tons, a decrease of 3 600 tons or 1.0% from September/15, and a decrease of 21 800 tons or 5.9 from October/14.  Source: Utipulp  (Nov 16)

Pulp inventories at European ports decreased in September/15 by 132 400 tons or 10.4% to 1 140 100 tons compared to August/15 inventories. Compared to September/14 the port inventories were higher in 2015 by 123 200 tons or by 12.1%.  Source: Europulp  (Oct 21)