Jun 27, 2019

COVERAGE NOTE: Call for comments on new indices for the MENA region

HELSINKI, June 27, 2019 (Fastmarkets) – Fastmarkets FOEX and Fastmarkets RISI are seeking feedback on potential new pulp, paper-based packaging and recovered paper indices for the MENA region.

This follows market trends towards increased trade in the MENA region. Companies active in the region have expressed a demand for benchmark prices to help them make better business decisions.

Specifically, we would like to hear from stakeholders:

  • Whether they would be interested in contributing to or receiving packaging indices for the MENA region;
  • Which grades and specs they would like us to consider;
  • Which countries should be included in the index;
  • Which publishing frequency would be most appropriate;
  • Whether the basic principles of the current PIX pulp and paper methodologies might be adapted for the MENA market and what specific changes if any would be needed.

Please send comments and queries to hello.foex@fastmarkets.com or pricing.risi@fastmarkets.com by July. 31, 2019, indicating “MENA packaging indices” in the subject line of the email.

To view Fastmarkets FOEX methodologies, policies and other Coverage Notes, please see here.

To view Fastmarkets RISI methodologies, policies and other Coverage Notes, please see here.