US NBSK gains $10/tonne, but some believe spot prices have peaked; other grades of pulp mixed

LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov. 6, 2018 (RISI) -US pulp spot markets closed October flat to up as much as $10/tonne, with benchmark northern bleached softwood kraft rising after some producers made opportunistic deals during a time of low availability, sources told RISI.

NBSK spot prices increased to $920-960/tonne net delivered the US East and Midwest in RISI polling through Oct. 30. Final October NBSK effective list prices increased to $1,420/tonne, up $30/tonne, according to RISI’sPPI Pulp & Paper Week,so spot prices were about 34% below the list.

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