Paper Market In Brief:
It’s finally time for some good news in the coated paper market. We had anticipated another coated paper price increase, but now that seems highly unlikely. A reduction in demand and drop in paper pulp prices have kept pricing steady, and this has given mills reasons to rebuild inventory—a welcome story after … Read More ›
SPC’s latest pricing bulletin: Input costs continue to rise, mostly because transportation and pulp costs are at ten-year highs.
Mills Are Operating at Peak Capacity
Paper mills are essentially sold out, with operating rates high above 90%. Most mills are implementing some form of allocation and lead times on some grades can be as long as 60 … Read More ›
Our U.S. paper suppliers have announced price increases on coated paper deliveries beginning November 1. Several market forces—increased demand, rising costs, reduced capacity, diminished supply and mill closures at both Appleton Coated and West Linn Paper Company—all factor into these new price increases.
We estimate these changes will yield a 4-5% price increase on most … Read More ›