Amid a market downturn, suppliers reconsider proposed price increases for pulp in China, revealing the complexities of the import pulp market

Suppliers were not letting-up in their search for price increases for market pulp imports into China, despite Chinese buyers’ escalating pushback, and this has worsened the unusual situation in which pulp is more expensive than finished products in that market

Amid fluctuating market conditions, Paper Excellence Group announces significant price hikes on NBSK and SBSK pulp. Find out what’s driving the change.

Softwood fluff prices had a historic price run globally in 2022, before registering a steady decline from mid-2022 through the third quarter of 2023. The effective list price of fluff in Europe and North America dropped from a peak of $2,230 per tonne in July 2022 to $1,710 per tonne in September 2023. Similarly, the […]

Both NBSK pulp and BEK pulp prices jumped up in March, with more price hikes announced

The new bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp mill will be the first outside of Chile for Arauco

Paracel’s current 103,000 hectares (ha) of eucalyptus plantations are sufficient for the start-up of the company’s planned new greenfield mill in Paraguay by 2027, chief executive officer Flavio Deganutti confirmed to Fastmarkets in an exclusive interview. Paracel has continued to make progress in its project to build a new 1.8-million-tonne-per-year bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp […]

The Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC) reported on Wednesday that global chemical market pulp producer inventories increased to 42 days-of-supply in February, rising one day-of-supply vs a revised January result. Global shipments rose 12.8% year-over-year to 4.509 million tonnes. February producer stockpiles closed at the 42-day mark with a one-day increase vs January, but […]

Recent developments in China’s pulp and paper industry, notably the divestment of the Anhui Huatai pulp mill, prompted a closer examination of the dynamics of swing pulp lines, particularly the delicate balance between dissolving wood pulp and paper grade wood pulp. The Anhui Huatai pulp mill, which suspended production in the first half of 2023, […]

On Wednesday December 20, Brazil’s largest packaging paper producer, Klabin, announced that it had purchased forest assets from Arauco for $1.16 billion.  The deal covers a total of 150,000 hectares, concentrated in Paraná state in southern Brazil, including 85,000 ha of pine and bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) plantations, along with 31.50 million tonnes of standing […]