Paperboard prices are rising

Dividend Daily reports that a Goldman Sachs analyst expects containerboard prices to increase during the next several months: “The analyst said it expects containerboard prices to jump by $50 per ton by February or March of 2010, higher that a prior outlook for a $40 per-ton increase by April.”

In related news, Georgia-Pacific stated it would raise prices on its linerboard by $50 – $70 per ton last week. In addition, Longview Fibre recently announced a $50 per ton increase. Iggesund Paperboard announced a price increase for its folding boax board products in Europe.

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