All major paper mills have announced a new round of price increases scheduled for mid-May, 2018.  Increases are expected to be 5% to 7%, which is $2.50/CWT, or $1.25/Carton.  Domtar has provided details on the status of the paper market.  Details include:

  • Forecasted decline of 3.3% in uncoated free sheet (UFS).
  • Capacity reductions continue as mills focus more on corrugated instead of UFS.
  • Imports of UFS have declined due to weak USD and price increases.

More info can be seen in this linked pdf on the Vendor Document Library.

A combined PDF of various mill letters can be downloaded from this link.