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
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