The pulp and paper industry experienced fluctuations in different segments due to the global COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020. However, the demand for packaging products keeps expanding due to the boost in E-Commerce and food delivery during lockdown.
Prices for paper products are up in China due to rising cost of raw materials during the pandemic and strict environmental protection rules. China implements a ban on the import of solid wastes from overseas in January 1, 2021 which has led to the rise of domestic waste paper price.
Producer Price Index by Commodity: Pulp, Paper, and Allied Products: Wood Pulp

US Producer Price Index: Pulp, Paper and Allied Products: Wood Pulp is at a current level of 143.50, down from 145.9 eight months ago. This is a change of -1.64% from June 2020. The average growth rate is 3.11%.