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Rod Young

Chief Economic Advisor


Rod Young

As a founding member of RISI with over 30 years' experience in the industry, Rod is an internationally recognized expert. Rod's most prominent role is the evaluation of all RISI economic reports and business developments. In March 2005, he became President and CEO of Paperloop, which was renamed RISI in 2006. Since stepping down as RISI's CEO he has remained an active contributor to RISI’s forecasts and was named Chairman in 2007. Rod received a Master of Science degree in Forestry Economics from Virginia Polytechnical Institute in 1977 and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry from Michigan State University.


Outlook for the International Pulp Markets - Global Overview of Demand for Wood Pulp, and Trends in Chinese Production

Day One

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Wood pulp demand getting a boost from stricter Chinese environmental policies

Chinese domestic pulp capacity expanding but where will the mills get the fiber?

No large capacity additions outside of China until at least the second half of 2020

Tight pulp market continues for the next two years unless something dramatic happens on the demand side