Ordinary RCP grades cost the same, but February prices are under discussion.
Quite a few paper and cartonboard manufacturers have disclosed plans to increase prices and invoice special premiums in the weeks and months ahead, having already negotiated higher prices for deliveries in January. In a few instances, manufacturers’ plans even affect April pricing. The paper industry seemingly expects market conditions to remain unfavourable and wants to be prepared “just in case something happens”.
Sales prices for many paper and cartonboard grades continued on an upward path on the Italian market in January. These price hikes meant that the Italian market had followed the general trend in prices seen in Europe for months now amidst solid demand, limited availability and rising production and sales costs. That being said, Italy is forging its own path in the corrugated case material business with additional markups for deliveries in January.
This article is a summary of EUWID's report on the Italien paper market in January 2022.
Find the whole report and the EUWID Price Watch Italy for January 2022 in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 05/2022, which will be available to our online, e-paper and print subscribers as of today.