Updated: BEK prices continue to rise; NBSK prices firming up in China
(December 12, 2016) Some updates to our news report dated Dec. 02, 2016 “Pulp producers come out with price hikes for BEK & other pulp grades w.e.f January 01, 2017.”
Both BEK and NBSK prices are reported to be moving up in China. Mercer International and West Fraser have hiked NBSK price hikes by USD20/t in China.
West Fraser had earlier announced a USD20/t hike for softwood BCTMP in China. Millar Western has announced a USD10/t hike for BCTM in China.
The rising NBSK and BEK prices could be indicative that pulp markets in China are turning around. (Source: industry reports)