Market2Mill, Forest2Market’s recovered fiber price and mill benchmark reports, will begin reporting Mixed Paper prices and market trends.
The impact of this addition is significant. “There is very little transparency in Mixed Paper pricing at present due to the lack of market reporting, and it seems quite possible that there are gross and unjustified discrepancies in prices of what are essentially commodity products,” said attorney James R. McGibbon, who paved the way for this product expansion with a favorable anti-trust opinion. “Improved pricing data to both sides in a competitive market should lead to more accurate pricing based on economic factors of supply and demand, thus improving market efficiency.”
Launched in April 2011, Market2Mill was the first transaction-based market pricing service for recovered fiber, offering both monthly reports and quarterly mill benchmarks to buyers and sellers of high value recovered fiber grades. It remains the only product on the market that reports volume weighted average prices derived from actual orders and invoices submitted by subscribers.
Market2Mill has evolved over the course of its first year. Initial Market2Mill reports contained market data about OCC and DLK. Since then, it has split OCC reporting to include both spot market and contract prices. Perhaps as soon as June 2012, Market2Mill will begin reporting prices and market trends for the Mixed Paper grade.
According to Barbara Hudson, manager of Forest2Market’s recovered fiber practice, this milestone will benefit the entire industry. “Market2Mill provides a broad view of what is happening out there in the market. Buyers and sellers of recovered fiber using price and market trend data from actual transactions occurring in the market make better informed decisions. It’s as simple as that. With high quality market data on pricing and volume provided by Market2Mill, buyers and sellers of OCC, DLK and now MP can assess their performance against the market and develop forward-looking pricing strategies.”
Forest2Market Is Hiring
May 07, 2013;
Forest2Market is currently hiring. Check out our job listings.
Forest2Market Issues First Delivered Wood Fiber Price Benchmark for the Midwest, Reports Prices for 4Q2012
February 20, 2013;
First transaction-based wood fiber price report for the Midwest, Forest2Market Delivered Price Benchmark, brings transparency to the market. Fourth quarter 2012 total fiber prices for aspen, softwood and hardwood reported.
Forest2Market Has Moved
January 26, 2013;
In order to accomodate its growing staff, Forest2Market has relocated its headquarters. Still in the Ballantyne Corporate Park, Forest2Market's new address is:
15720 John J Delaney Drive, Suite 550
Charlotte, NC 28277
Our phone numbers remain the same.