SBSK pulp gains $10/tonne in US spot markets; BHK flatlines on Midwest drag

OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 20, 2018 (RISI) -Three key grades of softwood and hardwood pulp were unchanged in US pulp spot markets, but southern bleached softwood kraft (SBSK) rose $10/tonne amid low supplies and steady demand, industry sources told RISI.

Northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) held unchanged at $770-810/tonne net delivered the US East and Midwest as mills continued holding little tonnage for non-contract customers. Buyers mostly rebuffed offers in the mid-$800s, deciding to instead take their full regular contract allocations.

“I will say on the spot market there’s no doubt, spot is tight. And price offers we got for spot was too ...

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