Negative trend in NBSK pulp prices continues on the market in Europe, according to Euwid. Weak demand remains characteristic of European pulp markets. The turnaround in demand and prices, which pulp producers had hoped for, will apparently not happen in August.
There is still a substantial oversupply and prices for NBSK pulp as well as bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp remain under pressure.
Many paper mills across Europe are either taking downtime or have curtailed output in August, according to Euwid.