The first announcements of price increases for northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp for May have been issued.
Metsä Fibre has informed its European customers of a new increase of US$80 to a list price of US$1,300/t. The company says demand in Europe for most paper grades remains very good and pulp supply is rather tight. In addition, the price delta to other regions such as China, the Middle East and North America was still too large.
Suzano, the world's largest producer of hardwood pulp, had also announced an increase last week. The company aims to hike pulp prices in Europe by US$80 for deliveries in May.
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