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John Maine

Vice President, Graphic Papers


John Maine is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Graphic Paper at RISI, the leading information provider for the world forest products industry. With over 39 years in the graphic paper industry, John has developed RISI's approach to graphic paper analysis and forecasting. John is an industry-recognized expert for global printing and writing paper markets, prices, analysis, and forecasts. His published reports include: the monthly Paper Trader; The Global Cut Size Study; World Coated Paper Supply: A risk assessment of capacity closures; World Graphic Paper Forecast; World Graphic Paper Capacity; North American Graphic Paper Forecast; and numerous single and multi-client studies.


Global Outlook for Graphic Papers with Tariffs Impacting Global Trade — Implications for Latin America


- Two year outlook for global demand, trade, cost competitiveness and profitability for graphic paper producers
- Impact of tariffs on global trade patterns


Outlook for Graphic Papers: Latin America’s Future Role in a Globally Declining Market with Increasing Trade Barriers

Day 2

Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Latin America has struggled with declining demand, rising imports and increasing barriers to international trade.  Despite being a very low cost region, investment in new supply has been minimal, and some mills have shut.  With demand now starting to recover in certain markets, could the recent course of the industry be reversed?  How will the ongoing Asian investment in new supply limit opportunities for Latin American producers? Will trade barriers expand to other regions?