Södra announces NBSK pulp price hike in Europe

Photo. Eljer Andersson; ©Södra Skogsägarna
04 Sep 2020 − 

NBSK pulp producer Södra Cell expects worldwide maintenance stops to restrict pulp supply in the fourth quarter.

Sweden's pulp producer Södra Cell intends to increase the price of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp on the market in Europe this autumn. The company announced a $40/t price hike with effect from 1 October.

The company explains the move with unsustainable net prices of NBSK pulp, and expects the current market situation to lend support to its price hike plans.

According to Södra, NBSK demand in Europe stayed healthy over the summer, while demand from China is showing signs of recovery as of lately. "Our stocks are balanced, and as we head into a period where numerous global maintenance stops will restrict supply, we expect the overall supply chain to tighten up," the company said.

This article is part of our coverage on Södra and the pulp market in Europe.

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