Södra Cell makes price hike; expects the overall supply chain to tighten

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its NBSK pulp in Europe by $40/tonne to $880.  

The increase will be effective as of 1 October.  

Henrik Wettergren, VP Marketing and Sales, said: “The current net price of NBSK in Europe is not sustainable, and an upward momentum on price is to be expected. 

“We do recognise the challenges presented in the wake of Covid-19. Nevertheless, demand for our NBSK in Europe has stayed healthy over the summer, and lately we’ve seen distinct signs of China recovering.  

“Our stocks are balanced, and as we head into a period where numerous global maintenance stops will restrict supply, we expect the overall supply chain to tighten up.”