In 2020, due to the impact of the epidemic and home office, the demand for cultural paper in the European and American markets is weak, once facing the challenge of overcapacity, and the paper price continues to be low. In 2021, due to the rising costs of raw materials and logistics, all kinds of paper are facing price increases. Many leading enterprises lead to issue price increase letters. Due to the development of e-commerce, kraft paper, kraft paper and other packaging paper lead the price increase.
Sappi Europe announces price increase of cultural paper
The epidemic situation is repeated one after another, resulting in a decline in demand and pressure on market prices, while the rising costs of paper making and logistics have a negative impact on profitability. Therefore, Sappi Europe announced that the price of cultural paper in the European market will rise by 8-10%, which will be implemented in March at the latest. The price of cultural paper in the overseas market will be increased by US $50 / T, which will take effect for the goods produced in February and shipped in March.
Lecta announces price increase of chemical pulp paper and thermal paper
Due to the continuous substantial growth of raw material, manufacturing and logistics costs, Lecta announced that it will increase the price of CWF 2 side and UWF by 8% – 10%, which will be implemented in Europe and other overseas markets from March 1, 2021.
In addition, due to rising manufacturing and transportation costs, Lecta announced a 10% – 12% rise in the price of thermal paper with immediate effect.
SCA announces price increase of white card and cattle card
SCA has recently announced a price increase of 50 euro / ton for its white card and cattle card, which has been implemented since February 1, 2021. The price increase is due to the strong growth of demand for cattle card. In addition to paper, pulp prices have also been rising. Due to the strong demand of pulp in global markets, the bleached softwood pulp (NBSK) in SCA European market has risen to US $960 since January.
The price of German packaging paperboard rises one after another
Although there has been a round of price increase of German Kraft linerboard by the end of 2020, with the growth of e-commerce demand stimulating the demand of German packaging paper, the demand for Kraft linerboard is still very strong. In addition, it also leads to the price increase of white faced Kraft linerboard and corrugated base paper. In February this year, many suppliers considered further price increase. For example, leipa of Germany announced that it would increase the price of white faced cardboard in European market by 60 euro / ton, and the price of kraft linerboard in European market will be increased He paper enterprises also have the trend to follow.
RDM announces price increase of recycled packaging cardboard
RDM, the second largest manufacturer of coated recycled cardboard in Europe, announced that the price of recycled cardboard in the European market (except the UK) and the UK market increased by 50 euro / ton and 50 pound / ton respectively, which took effect at the end of January. The price increase was mainly due to the increase of input costs such as energy and waste paper.
Navigator announces offset price increase
Portuguese paper company navigator announced a 4% – 6% increase in the price of offset paper sold in the European market, which will be implemented on February 1.
Sonoco announces price increase of uncoated recycled cardboard
Sonoco announced a $50 per ton price increase for all uncoated recycled board (urb) in the United States and Canada, starting March 1, 2021. Sonoco said the price hike was mainly due to the growing backlog of orders in factories and the continued rise in input costs (especially freight).
It is estimated that the price of packaging paper in the European and American markets will continue to be strong in the next few months. Recently, with the successive release of 2020 annual reports by major leading paper enterprises, it can be found that despite the impact of the epidemic, many leading enterprises have laid out new packaging projects in 2020. It can also be seen that the demand for packaging paper in the European and American markets, especially high-grade packaging paper, such as kraft paper, etc Demand is still strong.
Post time: Feb-19-2021