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Sep 28, 2018

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in August/18 totalled 4.237 million tons, an increase of about 245 000 tons or 6.1% from July/18 and a decrease of 19 000 t (-0.4%) compared to August/17. Total inventories stood at the end of August/18 at 39 days of supply, up by 1 day from an unrevised July/18 and an increase of 2 days from August/17.  Source PPPC. (Sep. 28)

Utipulp European pulp consumer August/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 August/18 were 179 300 tons, down by about -2 700 tons or -1.5% from a revised July/18, and down by -14 900 tons or -7.7% from August/17. In days, the softwood inventories in July were at 15 days of consumption, unchanged compared to the unrevised inventories in July/18 and down by -2 days compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Sep. 28)

Pulp inventories at European ports in August/18 increased by 192 300 tons or 17.6% to 1 285 000 tons compared to July/18 inventories. Compared to August/17 the port inventories were higher by 149 300 tons or by 13.1%.  Source: Europulp  (Sep. 28)