Paper sector adjusting to the ‘new normal’

The year 2020 had got off to a promising start: demand was good even though prices were low. This resulted in large volumes being exported to India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Even though shipping lines increased their freight rates considerably, the mills were in such need they paid the extra. So CIF prices for OCC went up from US$ 85 in January to as much as US$ 150 in early March.

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