01 December 2016

UK PAPER PRICES TO RISE

Major papermakers have sent letters out to paper merchants over the past few weeks to confirm that prices are about to go up by between 5% and 10%.

Fedrigoni UK has made the first move, pushing prices of the majority of its product portfolio up by between 5% and 8% on all deliveries from last Monday (21 November).

Smurfit Kappa is increasing prices of its white lined chipboard (WLC) qualities from its Baden and Hoya mills by GBP 60 per tonne for deliveries from today (1 December).

On 15 December, The Navigator Company will increase prices for its uncoated woodfree products. It is expecting to add a minimum 6% increase per grade. The rest of the price increases will happen between 1 and 3 January 2017.

Arjowiggins Graphic will raise coated and uncoated, recycled and woodfree paper prices by 10% for both sheets and reels on 1 January while on the same day UPM intends to push prices up by 10% on all of its coated and uncoated fine papers, reels, graphic sheets and publication grades.

Asia Pulp & Paper's Calington sales arm will increase prices on all woodfree coated grades from Gold East Paper Company and Gold Huasheng Company by 10%, impacting orders placed in January 2017 for February shipment.

Stora Enso will increase prices on all deliveries of its coated and uncoated woodfree paper grades both sheets and reels and inclusive of cut size papers by 10% from 2 January.