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Paper producers raise prices 5-8% on rising input costs

In India, about 40% of coated paper volumes are imported. Average annual imports stand at 5,50,000-6,00,000 tonnes

  Paper producers have said they would raise prices five-to eight per cent due to rising input costs. While Ballarpur Industries and Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers have decided to implement the price rise from September 1, JK Paper has already raised the prices of most of its products. “We have decided to raise paper prices across all varieties between five and eight per cent from September 1, partly because of a spurt in wood prices from local sources. Also, import of pulp has become costlier because of a drastic depreciation in the rupee. Therefore, we will pass on this ...