Producers' stocks of pulp in July
In July, producers’ stocks of bleached kraft market pulp increased by two days, up one day for softwood and up three days for hardwood. This increase is less than the historical average for the month of July. Global shipments improved by roughly 5 percent for softwood as well as for hardwood. The shipment-to-capacity ratio reached above 90 percent for softwood, but remained below for hardwood pulp.