NBSK pulp prices rise in October

Price development for bleached
softwood pulp from the US
11 Nov 2020 − 

A first price hike has been implemented on the Western European NBSK pulp market. Suppliers are hoping for a second step in November.

The price increase that some Scandinavian producers were looking to introduce for northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp as of 1 October could not be fully realised. Sellers were able to implement only a part of the hike in contracts with European buyers for October.

Industry watchers now expect the price increase will be completed in November. Demand is said to be good and the latest lockdowns in Europe have so far not had any noticeable negative impact on pulp call-offs. In addition, several maintenance downtimes have led to tighter supplies, which should – at least in the view of producers – suggest a further rise in prices.

This article is an excerpt from EUWID's report on the pulp market.

Find the EUWID Price Watch Pulp for October in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 46/2020, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 11 November.

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