Paper Price Forecast 2014: Conditions Favor Buyers, as Markets Plod Ahead

The paper industry, it seems, has taken a Twainesque position that reports of paper’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Indeed, paper is doing quite well.

Paper comprises one of the most stratified and clearly defined markets in the world. In addition to paper used for printed matter, pulp—the major ingredient—is a primary component in everything from tissue, to paperboard, to newsprint, to containerboard, to various commodities such as coated and non-coated free sheets.

In relative terms, most paper segments enjoyed a strong year in 2013.

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