PAPER PRICES ARE INCREASING
by Stephen Lett
Unfortunately, paper prices will be increasing with all new and existing orders with confirmed delivery dates of March 1, 2018 or later. The increase is slightly over 5% on average.
On January 30, Verso Corporation was the first to announce an increase. This price hike impacts all coated papers. All other mills are expected to follow Verso’s lead soon.
Most of the mills operating rates are at or near 100% capacity due to recent mill closures.