On the rise in China, the spot prices of fiber pulp indicate that the readjustments announced by South American producers are being implemented in full.
The net price of short fiber in the Chinese market reached US$ 737.25 per ton last week, with an increase of US$ 16.30 in seven days. In the month, the appreciation reaches US$ 84.20 per ton.
On the other hand, in long fiber, there was a slight decrease, of US$ 0.90, to US$ 978.64 per ton. In one month, this type of pulp accumulates a gain of US$ 101.30 per ton in the Asian country.
Large pulp producers in Brazil have informed their customers of increases of US$ 100 starting this month – some of which have already been applied to shipments at the end of March. As a result, a ton of eucalyptus fiber is being sold at US$ 780 in the Chinese market.
The implementation of the readjustments announced this year is supported by limited supply in relation to demand, in the face of scheduled and unexpected stoppages in factories around the world, and low inventories throughout the value chain.