Containerboard prices are stable in all regions in October but some hairline cracks may be starting to appear in North America.
The gap between virgin and recycled linerboard prices in North America have moved to a broader spread as virgin linerboard prices have achieved a greater portion of announced price increases than recycled linerboard. Medium prices are higher on strong capacity utilization.
2019 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update Highlights for Containers
Our 2019 Forecast was completed in June in time for budgeting for next year.