Jan 31, 2020

COVERAGE NOTE: Open consultation on FOEX methodology for PIX European Pulp and Recovered Paper Price Indices 

HELSINKI, January 31, 2020 (PIX Pulp & Paper Indices) - Fastmarkets FOEX is inviting feedback from the industry on the pricing methodologies for its PIX European Pulp and PIX European Recovered Paper price indices, as part of its announced annual methodology review process.

This consultation, which is open until February 28th, 2020, seeks to ensure that our methodologies continue to reflect the physical market under indexation, in compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs). This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency.

Please find the current methodologies of FOEX PIX Pulp Europe price indices (PIX NBSK and PIX BHKP) here, and the FOEX PIX Recovered Paper Europe price indices (PIX OCC 1.04 dd and PIX ONP/OMG 1.11 dd) here.

Please send responses in writing, preferably in electronic format, to the following address: hello.foex@fastmarkets.com. Please add the respective subject heading "PIX Pulp Europe annual methodology review” or “PIX Recovered Paper Europe annual methodology review”.

Please specify whether your response is confidential. Opinions offered in confidential responses may be referenced but will not be attributed in any way.

Fastmarkets will publish the outcome of this methodology review by March 13th, 2020, including a summary of the feedback with the exception of those marked as confidential. Any proposals to make material changes, discontinue or launch prices will involve a separate market consultation, the length of which will depend on how substantial the change is.