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Paper Market Update

Paper Market Update

Paper Market In Brief: It’s finally time for some good news in the coated paper market. We had anticipated another coated paper price increase, but now that seems highly unlikely. A reduction in demand and drop in paper pulp prices have kept pricing steady, and this...

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Current Paper Market Conditions

Current Paper Market Conditions

SPC’s latest pricing bulletin: Input costs continue to rise, mostly because transportation and pulp costs are at ten-year highs. Mills Are Operating at Peak Capacity Paper mills are essentially sold out, with operating rates high above 90%. Most mills are implementing...

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Coated Paper Price Increases Announced

Our U.S. paper suppliers have announced price increases on coated paper deliveries beginning November 1. Several market forces—increased demand, rising costs, reduced capacity, diminished supply and mill closures at both Appleton Coated and West Linn Paper Company—all...

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