Newsprint: October’s $30 newsprint hikes sail through; new $30 hikes set for Dec. 1

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 27, 2017 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -With North American newspaper publishers and printers still digesting October's $30/tonne newsprint price increase, most of the region's newsprint makers have told customers that a new round of hikes will be applied in December.

The combined capacity of mills slating increases already represents more than 90% of North America's newsprint market, and the two mills that account for the remainder are expected to follow soon, sources say.

The first two firms to announce – Kruger and White Birch – both announced $30/tonne Dec. 1 increases based on 30-lb (48.8-g) newsprint, while Catalyst, ...

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