“Crazy or correct paper pricing?”

Regular readers of my articles will be familiar with my favourite and somewhat idealistic theme of “steady” and “stable” (No I’m not running for office incidentally) apropos the paper market, where price increases are gradual and reductions are somewhat tapered. Well the paper market – specifically packaging grades – over the last few months can be characterised as being as stable as a Tory majority and has reached heights of upwards £150 ex works in England (as I write this £156 ex for OCC was touted as an export price mid-England). The pattern can basically be adumbrated as good – up – down – way up – creeping down, from mid March hitherto, and saw a value swing of about £60 up, £60 down, £75 up and finally £3 down as I write today, Friday 9th June.

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