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Pulp – Year-end calm… Before the storm (?)
Pap'Argus 12/17/2013 9:33:12 AM
Pulp: Stability confirmed as year-end approaches. Long fiber pulp moved up a few points but is still below the 900 dollars/t the producers would like to see. As for the previously stated target of $920, this is moving further away into 2014. The most realistic figure, according to buyers, is 885 dollars/t., “in a balanced market entering its normally quiet, in terms of demand, year-end”. The notion of strong demand for long fibers from China as raised by the sellers to justify a possible increase in prices, is dismissed by buyers who, for their part, prefer to watch out for the ever-widening price gap between long fiber and short fibers. Full Story...
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Fitch: Latin American Pulp Producers Face Challenging 2014
Dow Jones News Wires 12/16/2013 3:07:00 PM
Fitch Ratings - Chicago - December 16, 2013 -- Market fundaments for pulp producers are expected to be weak in 2014 and prices should remain low, according to new Fitch Ratings report. 'Global market pulp capacity should expand by about 9% during the next couple of years, while demand should grow by less than 2% per year,' according to Fernanda Rezende, a Director at Fitch. 'The capital structures of pulp producers will not improve materially due to high investments and low pulp prices.' Full Story...
Graphic Grades : No Movement, the air pocket lingers
Pap'Argus 12/16/2013 9:37:39 AM
GRAPHIC GRADES: Activity remains depressed and any hopes for an upturn will now have to wait for January 2014. Among the producers, the economic reality is worse than dull: Some are struggling in the dark and see no signs of anything positive whatsoever, others are more optimistic and feel that at any given moment, the recovery could start. There is one parameter favorable to a recovery and that is the vast destocking that took place through 2013: “We need to rematch procurement to consumption, we need to buy more to ensure what we supply”, says one of them. Full Story...
Wood pellet exports from North America have steadily increased over the past two years, having more than doubled since late 2011
Walden-Mott Corp. 12/11/2013 11:44:22 AM
Seattle, USA. Pellet export volumes from North America to Europe continued to rise during the 2Q/13, representing steady growth for the past seven quarters, according to data compiled by WRI and reported in the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). In that period of time, volumes exported to Europe have more than doubled, from just over 500,000 tons in the 3Q/11 to over 1.1 million tons in the 2Q/13 (Note. The most current trade data is available to subscribers of the NAWFR). Full Story...
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Walden's ABC Guide
Walden-Mott Corp.
The ABC Guide, for over a 125 years, has been the industry directory providing information on the paper, packaging and allied trade industries. The directory helps suppliers and distributors connect with over 2,000 products that are manufactured or converted. Learn More...
Walden's Paper Handbook
Walden-Mott Corp.
This edition has been rewritten to represent today's industry making it the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide available. The Paper Handbook is a valuable training tool for entry-level employees, as well as an authoritative reference for seasoned practitioners. Learn More...
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Reported Prices  

December 2013

$900.00 - $920.00

Kraft Linerboard 42#
$705.00 - $725.00

No. 3 Coated 60# 
$975.00 - $990.00

SCA-A 35# 
$820.00 - $830.00

20# Bond CutSize
(91 bright)

$950.00 - $980.00

Newsprint 30# (East)
$580.00 - $590.00

Prices in US Dollars

from PPN
North American
Pricing Service

Reported Prices  

November 2013

SBB / SBS Solid
$1720.00 - $1825.00

Testliner 2
$520.00 - $5310.00

Kraftliner 125g
$665.00 - $690.00

White Top (Kraft)
$780.00 - $830.00

Newsprint 45g
$485.00 - $510.00

LWC Offset 60g
$650.00 - $690.00

MWC / MSW 80g
$660.00 - $690.00

Prices in Euros per Metric ton

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