Have Pulp Prices Topped Out

By Jesse Marzouk

Prices for softwood and hardwood paper-grade pulp continued their historic run during 2018. The North American list price for Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) in the U.S. increased from $1,205 to $1,430 per tonne in 2018, while Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft (NBHK) rose from $1,070 to $1,215 per tonne. Since the beginning of 2017, list prices increased $440 per tonne for NBSK and $395 per tonne for NBHK.

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