November 23, 2020

Price increase for corrugated products in North America

On November 20th, 2020, Pulp & Paper (Fastmarkets RISI), the industry publication that drives packaging paper supply contracts, published a $50/ton increase in linerboard and corrugated medium (containerboard). The major North American producers of containerboard cite strong demand for corrugated products and the rising cost of transportation, energy and insurance as reasons for the increase. 

Learn more about corrugate price changes using the Lumi Corrugated Tracker.

Containerboard is the largest material component of corrugated products. As a result corrugated manufacturers across North America have increased prices. Price increases vary by manufacturer, but range between 6 to 10%. For some manufacturers the increase is effective immediately, for others it will take up to 90 days.

Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager to understand how the price increase impacts your products.