Producers' stocks of softwood pulp in January
In January the producers’ inventories of softwood kraft market pulp remained almost unchanged. Deliveries were strong and increased compared to January last year.
The seasonal pattern is for a major increase in stocks during January, but this month shipments remained on a high level and balanced the inventory levels. In the hardwood sector inventories increased after the major decrease in December. However, this increase is in line with a normal seasonal pattern.