Producers' stocks of pulp in December
In December, producers’ stocks of bleached kraft market pulp fell by 3 days of supply, according to EPIS. Inventories of bleached softwood kraft declined by 1 day, while stocks of hardwood fell by 5 days of supply. Shipments reached high volumes, with hardwood well above nominal capacity. The normal pattern is for a decline of hardwood stocks in December and an increase of softwood stocks.