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David Fortin

Vice President, Fiber


David Fortin

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.


The Fibre Story: An Outlook for Virgin Pulp and the Impact of RCP Legislation in China on the Global Market

Day 1

Tuesday, 14 August, 2018


Underlying demand for market pulp continues to trend steadily higher while supply disruptions combine with aggressive environmental policies in China are keeping markets tight and adding increased uncertainty and volatility to global fiber markets. This presentation will review current market dynamics and outline RISI's outlook for global market pulp.