Price Index for Pulp and Paper Products in Russia for May 10-16, 2021

The Index is calculated by the Center for System Solutions (Moscow). Starting this month, the indices are published weekly

Price Index tracks changes in shipping costs to provide information support to industry participants, raw material producers, product consumers, analytical agencies and stakeholders.

The Index values reflect the average price dynamics for the reporting period. This is not a fixed price for any Russian manufacturer, and is not binding on any buyer or seller of these products.

Center for System Solutions is an independent analytical agency that is in no way interested in any value of the Price Index.

A significant number of pulp and paper manufacturers are involved in compilation of the Index. Data transfer takes place remotely using the electronic platform of the CSR. Participation in the Index is voluntary, free and fully anonymous.

Prices on Russian Pulp and Paper Market from 10 to 16 May, 2021

The table shows:

1. The value of the Price Index (in rubles, excluding VAT) for each type of product for the current period.

2. Change in price to the previous period in rubles and percent.

MS-5B (OCC) Waste Paper

In the reporting period, waste paper prices were more or less stable; there was a slight decrease in price.

We may suggest that in the current economic conditions, the cost of waste paper has reached its peak, limited by the financial capabilities of companies (working capital). The decrease in price is also partly caused by the seasonal increase of waste paper collection.

In the EU, there is also a slight decrease in OCC price.


Price of containerboards did not show significant changes compared to last week. After a sharp increase, the price also stabilized. The cross-index has increased slightly.

In the EU, there has been a slight increase in price of recycled containerboards, also resulting in a slight increase in the cross-index while the OCC cost declined.

The prices for recycled containerboards in Russia are currently higher than in the EU, making the Russian market vulnerable to imports. There is also a slight recovery in consumers’ waste paper stocks.

Corrugated Products and Starch

Unlike containerboards, the cost of corrugated board products showed a more tangible increase. This is due to the fact that the last week’s increase in price of containerboard significantly exceeded the increase in price of corrugated board products.

As a result, corrugated board manufacturers compensate for the increased costs by increasing the price of their products.

Center for System Solutions thanks participants and partners for their assistance in compiling the Price Index!

The full version of Price Index for Pulp and Paper Products in Russia for May 10-16, 2021 can be viewed here.

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