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Nov 24, 2017

Market Comments

Pulp Inventory Statistics

Global chemical paper grade market pulp shipments in October/17 totalled 4.015 million tons, a decrease of 7.1% from September/17 but an increase of 0.5% compared to October/16. Total inventories stood at the end of October/17 at 36 days of supply, no change from September/17 but a decrease of one day from October/16.  Source PPPC. (Nov 24)

Utipulp European pulp consumer October/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 October/17 were 193 000 tons, up by 6 000 tons or 3.2% from September/17, but down by 3 000 tons or 1.5% from October/16. In days, the softwood inventories were at 16 days of consumption, no change compared to the inventories in September/17 but a drecrease by one day compared to a year ago. Source: Utipulp  (Nov 21)

Pulp inventories at European ports in October/17 decreased by 97 200 tons or 8.2% to 1 082 900 tons compared to September/17 inventories. Compared to October/16 the port inventories were lower by 175 700 tons or by 14.0%.  Source: Europulp  (Nov 24)