Portuguese papermaker raises pulp prices for the fifth time this year. Prices rise to $1,350 per tonne for Europe and $1,580 for North America.
Altri will again rise the price of pulp by US$50 per tonne in June, making it the fifth time this year that the Portuguese papermaker has boosted pulp prices, after two increases of US$30 in February and March, and another two of US$50 in April and May.
According to an official source from Altri, this new increase follows the decision by Brazilian Suzano, the world’s largest producer of bleached eucalyptus pulp (BEK), which as of June will again raise pulp prices by US$50 per ton in Europe and US$60 per ton in North America.
Suzano has fixed list prices in Europe at US$1,350 per tonne and in North America at US$1,580 a tonne, and has also decided to once again increase the prices of fluff pulp, used to manufacture absorbents and nappies, by US$80 per tonne.
Since the beginning of the year, Altri has already increased the price of pulp by $210 per tonne, due to, among other factors, an increase in energy and production costs.