PAPER PANDEMIC -21 January 17, 2022, 3:32 pm

 

Summing up the results of 2021, we state that the uncertainty with the availability of products from manufacturers and, as a result, the rapid rise in prices in all paper markets, including Ukraine, were caused by the following factors:

- closure of production facilities in Europe by almost 3,000,000 tons (for reference: import of all papers to Ukraine is 0.7 million tons);

- a sharp increase in the cost of raw materials and energy carriers;

- an increase in the cost of logistics from Southeast Asia (during the year, the cost of freight from China increased from $1,500 to $16-20,000 per container);

In 2021, we also saw a positive trend in the recovery and growth of the Ukrainian market. It is safe to say that all indicators returned to the level of 2019. We predict that 2022, like the second half of 2021, will be unpredictable for the Ukrainian paper market in terms of supply and production costs.

Dear Clients! We ask you to take a very responsible approach to planning your orders and finances. We hope that together we will be able to find the best solution and overcome all difficulties.

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