Melissa CHEN

Senior Packaging Paper Analyst
RISI (UMPaper)

Melissa CHEN joined UMPaper at RISI Beijing Office as Senior Packaging Paper Analyst in 2011. She covers pricing and end-uses for packaging paper and board in China, with a focus on containerboard and cartonboard grades.

Prior to UMPaper, Melissa worked for Guangdong Lee & Man Paper and Dongguan Jintian Paper. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Pulp and Paper from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology in China.


China Containerboard Market Review and Outlook

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 09:00

The roller-coaster ride for containerboard prices in China since Q4 2016 has been the focus of the global paper industry.

The moves are largely cost-driven, but the supply/demand balance, which was shaken up by China’s supply-side reform and stricter enforcement of environmental regulations, has also played a key role.

What has happened to the trading of containerboard as domestic prices reached record highs in China?

How was the supply chain affected?

What will the capacity expansions and outdated capacity closures bring to the containerboard market in the next two years?

Price levels took a nose dive in March and have seen significant declines again in October. Where is the market heading next?