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Derek Mahlburg

Director, North American Graphic Paper

Fastmarkets RISI

Derek Mahlburg has covered North American graphic paper markets with Fastmarkets RISI since 2008, co-authoring the North American forecasts and commentaries, including the monthly Paper Trader and five and fifteen-year forecasts. He also plays a key role in producing various special studies and risk analyses, including the Global Woodfree Risk of Closure Study, North American Containerboard Conversion Study and The Impact of Media Tablets on Publication Paper Markets. Derek completed his undergraduate education at the University of Kansas, where he majored in Economics, and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Missouri.



North American containerboard outlook

Day 2 2021

Tuesday, 9 November, 2021

  • Outlook for the North American corrugated box and containerboard markets over the next 12-18 months
  • Surging demand in 2020-2021; how long will strength persist?
  • Balancing exceptional demand growth with wave of supply expansion

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