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Patrick Cavanagh

Economist, Pulp

Fastmarkets RISI

Patrick Cavanagh is an Economist at Fastmarkets RISI covering international wood pulp markets. Pat contributes to World Pulp Monthly, the World Dissolving Pulp Monitor, the World Pulp & Recovered Paper Forecast, and is the lead author of the 2018 Outlook for the World Fluff Pulp Market.

Pat joined Fastmarkets RISI in 2015. He holds a Master of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Rhode Island, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University.





Specialty fibers: dissolving pulp & fluff pulp

Day 1

Tuesday, 13 August, 2019

  • Overview of the global dissolving pulp and fluff pulp markets
  • Examining key demand drivers: VSF capacity expansion, demographic trends and growth in per capita income
  • Outlook for supply: Ambitious capacity expansion plans have been announced for DP, but much less so for fluff
  • Potential pitfalls: Pricing parity for substitute goods and shifting consumer preferences in crucial emerging markets