Many manufacturers as well as the interviewed converters currently see no possibility at all for mark-ups on BHKP.
Despite the announced closure of Ence's eucalyptus pulp mill in Huelva, the excess capacity on the market is still being felt. Therefore buyers would like to see even more price cuts.
The market for northern bleached softwood kraft pulp remains firm in Europe. The availability of supplementary volumes has been described as difficult in several instances or even as impossible. One converter said it took a great deal of effort to get hold of spot lots. In view of these conditions, the majority of NBSK manufacturers would like to put through further price increases.