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Producers and buyers debating higher prices in Britain for many paper and board grades


Source: EUWID Pulp and Paper
17 Oct 2017 − 

Widening gap between mixed recovered paper and OCC prices

The bell has sounded for the next round of price discussions between publication paper manufacturers and buyers in the UK: higher prices are already on the table for newsprint, with some market players in the magazine paper segment having yet to outline firm positions. Additional hikes have already surfaced for woodfree printing and writing paper in the UK or are set to take effect during October if producers get their way.

A number of questions remain unanswered about the future direction of the British recovered paper market in the light of what is happening in China. The gap between mixed paper and old corrugated container (OCC) has widened considerably for now. GD cartonboard manufacturers are seeking to charge more in the UK, with the same applying for GC board. The brown kraftliner market remains strained amidst scarce supply.

This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the paper markets in the UK. The EUWID Price Watch UK for is being published in EUWID Pulp and Paper this week.

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