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June 25, 2002
By Pulp & Paper Canada

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Several North American producers have announced worldwide price increases for southern bleached softwood kraft (SBS…

Several North American producers have announced worldwide price increases for southern bleached softwood kraft (SBSK).
Georgia-Pacific of Atlanta announced a $20/tonne price increase for SBSK. The company increased the list price to $460/tonne last June, and will increase the price again to $480/tonne in July.
Other North American producers have also increased to $460/tonne for SBSK for June. Bowater Inc. increased by $10/tonne in the U.S., while Weyerhaeuser increased pulp prices in North America and Europe by $30/tonne.
Parsons & Whitemore has raised its June 1 SBSK price to $470/tonne, up $20/tonne.
All of the June announcements for northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp are for $500/tonne in the U.S. and $480/tonne in Europe, up $20/tonne from the May price announced by Weyerhaeuser and up $10/tonne announced by others.