UK prices for corrugated casemaking papers are set to rise by £35/tonne as of Monday March 20th. The demand for brown and white recycled grades has been tightening for some months, due to increased European demand. In addition, mills have had to absorb higher paper production costs for quality recovered fibre (OCC and Mixed).
With box demand remaining strong, UK casemaking paper prices may well increase further – maybe as soon as April. As a result, corrugated box price increases are to be implemented in the coming weeks.