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How will extended elevated pulp prices affect the North American graphic paper market?

By John Maine Fri, Apr 02, 2010

The Chilean earthquake has further stretched the already tight kraft pulp market, and North American mills are expected to face elevated pulp prices for approximately six months. Many mills will struggle with the higher costs and may be forced to close, but the impact will be much less severe than in Europe and Asia. Moreover, some producers will even benefit from the higher paper prices triggered by rising pulp costs and reduced competition from imports.

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