All the paper merchants have confirmed that paper prices are going up again from 16 June 2008. Most grades are going up by 8%. This is the third time paper has increased in the last 12 months. The paper mills are citing increases in fuel costs and the fluctuating Euro as the main causes.
Mills are also getting wise to the increasing demand for FSC papers and are putting premiums or ¡°uplifts¡± on this kind of paper. The increasing demand for FSC paper is a hot topic in paper circles as the true environmental benefits of specifying an FSC paper is up for debate.
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