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John Maine

Conference

Vice President, Graphic Paper

RISI

John Maine

As a RISI co-founder and Vice President of graphic paper, John has developed RISI's approach to graphic paper analysis and forecasting.  With over 30 years in the graphic paper industry, John is an industry-recognized expert for printing and writing paper markets, prices, analysis, and forecasts. John is a regular speaker and consultant for most major producers worldwide as well as various end-user groups including insert and catalog publishers, magazine publishers, book publishers, paper merchants and brokers, and major commercial printers. He collects industry prices monthly, which are used by buyers and sellers in settling contract prices. John manages all of the world newsprint and printing and writing analysis and forecasts for RISI. His published reports include the monthly Paper Trader, World Coated Paper Supply: A risk assessment of capacity closures; World Graphic Paper Forecast; World Graphic Paper Capacity; and North American Graphic Paper Forecast.

Presentation

Global Outlook for Graphic Papers

11:30
Helping the Forest Products Industry Make Better Decisions - Day 2

Wednesday, 11 March, 2015

This presentation will include a two-year global forecast of demand, supply, trade/tariffs, availability, and profitability for Newsprint, uncoated woodfree, coated woodfree, coated mechanical, and uncoated mechanical papers.  Major issues to be discussed include maturing markets in China and implications for Asian overcapacity and world trade, in addition to current and future tariff actions and how this will impact trade flows and oversupply.  A comparison of trends in global capacity shuts/expansions to RISI demand forecasts.  Producer profitability trends for key grades and producing regions.

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