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David Fortin


Vice President, Fiber


David Fortin has been with RISI since 2005. He spent his first seven years as a member of the Fiber Economic Analysis team and was responsible for specialty pulp coverage and assisted with the World Pulp Monthly, the five and fifteen year World Pulp and Recovered Paper Forecast and Dissolving Pulp Monitor. During his time on the Fiber team he was the author of the World Fluff Pulp Study and multiple single-client and mill risk studies. He joined the Wood Products Economic Analysis team in 2013 where he expanded the monthly structural panel model to cover the entire North American market and created the Dashboard that has been rolled out to all wood products commentaries. As part of the Wood Products team he completed a study on OSB Capacity Expansion and the Development of US Pellet Exports – Impacts on Woodfiber Supply and was the author of RISI’s monthly Lumber Commentary and five and fifteen year North American Lumber Forecast as well as co-author of the five and fifteen year Engineered Wood Products Forecast. He rejoined the Fiber team in 2018 and is the author of the World Pulp Monthly and five and fifteen year forecast.

David has a master's degree in international economics and finance from the International Business School at Brandeis University and has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


World Pulp Outlook:Cautious optimism for the latter half of 2019

Day One 2019

Thursday, 23 May, 2019

  • Charting the results of the Chinese recovered paper import ban on the markets
  • Exploring global capacity and appetite for investment over the coming 12 months
  • Assessing the fallout from a depressed global pulp market
  • Gauging the recent developments within dissolving pulp
  • Highlighting how recent capacity expansion announcements will impact the market

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