November 2023 News for Folding Cartons
Recycled boxboard prices dropped by 1% to 2% in North America as situational discounting became more prominent in mid-Q4. Demand is weak and capacity utilization is down sharply but recycled paper inputs have strengthened over the past several weeks.
SBS Boxboard was stable in November
Latin America Virgin and Recycled carton board remained stable in November.
White Lined Chip (WLC) declined by more than 4% in Europe and FBB was down by about 2% in November in Europe.
Commodity Ivory Board slumped by 4% in November in China but Premium Coated Ivory Board was flat. Pulp prices have bottomed and moved higher but new supply of virgin boxboard will overhang the market for some time.
Gray Back Boxboard moved higher in China by 2% to approximately 3.5% in November.