If you read our Q3 2020 Paper Market Update, you are aware of the upcoming increase of paper prices on December 10th from Verso, (SPC has quarterly price protection until deliveries on Jan 1, 2021). We were optimistic when we shared our confident statement that other mills would not follow suit, but … Read More ›
Less than a year ago, the paper market was stabilizing, there was a growing shift to an excess paper supply, and expectations for price decreases were on the horizon.
That all changed in Q2 with the sudden spring lockdowns and restrictions, hitting every sector of the economy hard. Economists call it supply shock: businesses literally could … Read More ›
COVID-19 has affected virtually every industry around the world, and paper is certainly no exception. North American demand for commercial paper fell year‑over‑year in April due to COVID-19 as well as other economic factors which impacted the industry as a whole. Specifically, coated paper saw a 35% decline in demand and uncoated paper saw a … Read More ›
As we head into a new year, now is the time to look at where the paper industry is headed, and what that means for SPC and our clients.
Paper has always been, and will continue to be, a commodity that plays a big role in determining the price of a project. While there are many … Read More ›