China is a key driver of the global pulp market.


As the largest consumer of market pulp in the world, China accounts for about a third of global pulp demand. Essentially, there are two markets in China: the import market, where producers sell cargoes on a CIF basis into major ports, and the domestic resale market, where Chinese traders sell that pulp on to end-users. Until very recently, the import market was the major price setter.

 
The launch of the SHFE pulp contract in November 2018 signaled a new era in Chinese pulp pricing. Volumes were impressive right from the start, with over 400 million tonnes of pulp traded in the first year.

 
To stay ahead of market fluctuations, read our monthly update, which includes:

  • NBSK CIF China and PIX BHKP China prices
  • Commentary on what’s behind price changes
  • Historical China pulp price review and assessment
  • Several price charts

For more insights into the global pulp market, managing risk and assessing volatility, speak to a representative to subscribe for weekly updates.

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