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Corrugated Containers
February 2023 News for Containers
Unbleached kraft liner prices moved downward by 2% for February in North America.  There have been successive months of price declines
going back to late October.

Export containerboard prices to Latin America were softer in February.

In Europe, all grades of containerboard have corrected downward over the past 3-4 months as surcharges have disappeared for the most part and the market is quite soft.

Chinese domestic containerboard pricing was flat to down in February.  Containerboard prices strengthened in
Southeast Asia for February.

2023 Forecast Update Highlights for Corrugated Containers

Virgin and Recycled Linerboard pricesQ4 and softness continued into early 2023.  Overall, corrugated linerboard and medium will be flat to lower in North America, Latin America and Europe for 2023.  

Asian linerboard will move up modestly in 2023  if Chinese reopening brings stronger demand.