Coronavirus creates uncertainty about pulp market development in mid-March

The Covid-19 virus epidemic in China has reduced the availability
of containers on the European pulp market.
17 Mar 2020 − 

The European pulp market in the second week of March was under the pall of uncertainty arising from the spread of the coronavirus.

One of the main impacts so far is that the virus has disrupted the logistics chain as containers are not coming back from China. Producers were able to raise softwood pulp prices in February, but not to the desired extent.

Hardwood pulp prices remained unchanged. Suppliers and converters alike found it difficult to assess how prices will move in March.

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