First price reductions for pulp in November

Price development for NBSK pulp
11 Dec 2018 − 

Prices have started to move in the pulp market. After a long period of continuously rising and then stable pulp prices, the trend has now started to turn around.

The market is witnessing what nobody expected to see before the end of the year: prices of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp are yielding in Europe.

Converters as well as some suppliers report signing contracts in November at lower prices than the month before. However, these cuts were not yet seen across the market. Several producers report having defended the existing price in November and will grant discounts only in December.

The price trend for eucalyptus pulp also turned around in November. In many contracts, prices were reduced, while several deals were still transacted at unchanged prices.

This article is an excerpt from EUWID's report on the pulp market. Find the whole report and EUWID Price Watch Pulp for November in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 50/2018, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 12 December.

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