May 2021 Raw Material Update
Containerboard prices have moved higher by about 4% in North America as demand remains strong because of e-commerce gains during the pandemic. Pulp prices have reached record levels and recycled fiber inputs are also stronger and this has pressured containerboard prices higher.
Virgin Linerboard +14% Brazil
Recycled Linerboard N/C Mexico
Recycled Fluting N/C
Containerboard prices are moving higher in Europe by 5% to 9.5% depending on grade.
Containerboard prices were momentarily stable in April for Asia after considerable volatility thus far in 2021.