Paper Board Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Paper Board in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

For the First Half of 2022


The stock and prices of coniferous wood such as pine were affected owing to the sanctions against Russia. The western retaliatory sanctions against Russian exports affected the international flow of forest products. The investments in Russian forest products dwindled which negatively impacted the pulp and paper prices globally.

In China, the price of paperboard (230-400g) averaged 6910 RMB/ton in March 2022. With the high upstream operating costs and lower demand, the prices in the Chinese market started to stabilize and eventually plateaued.

The demand side support was not enough and after the removal of covid restrictions the paper mills started churning out more products, thus the price trends of paperboard depended greatly on the supply-demand dynamics. The price of paperboard (230-400g) averaged 6673.33 RMB/MT during the end of said period.


With the continuous rise in the operating, transportation, and feedstock costs amid the solid demand from end-user industries the prices of paperboard soared throughout the European region. Sappi Europe- one of the global leaders in sustainable wood fibre products raised their prices for paperboard by 8% in April 2022.

North America

The price trends of paperboard kept strong throughout the US domestic market owing to the robust demand from the downstream packaging industry. The constricted supply lines, difficult logistics and labour shortages further added to the price rise. The Producer Price Index for paper boards went from 331.067 in January to 361.020 in June 2022, indicating the inflated price rise.

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Paper Board is a dense/thick paper-based material superior to ordinary paper in terms of rigidity and foldability. It is lightweight, strong and can be easily shaped; hence it is widely used in the packaging industry. Apart from packaging, they are highly appreciated in the printing industry as their durability and rigidity help guarantee the printed material's long life. Depending on the manufacturing process, applied paperboards with varying thickness and rigidity can be produced.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Paper Board
HS CODE 481019
Synonyms Posterboard, Cardboard
Industrial Uses Printing, Packaging, Textiles
Supplier Database Stora Enso, International Paper, Nine Dragons Paper Holdings, Oji Paper Company
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes 
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Paper Board from Pulping, Bleaching, Coating

The raw materials are turned into pulp and bleached to create layers of boards, which can be customized depending on thickness and dimensions. The raw material used is typically virgin wood or recycled waste paper.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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