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Australian Paper price hike on the way

Friday, 30 June 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

Australian Paper's mill at Maryvale, VIC.

Australian Paper will increase prices on selected uncoated woodfree copy and printing papers by three to five percent effective July.

Andrew Menck, Australian Paper.

Andrew Menck, general manager sales at Australian Paper, said the price rises were necessary to offset costs. “Following a sustained period of upward pressure on a number of our key input costs including energy, transport, logistics, and raw materials, we have notified our customers of the decision to implement a market wide price increase on selected uncoated woodfree copy and printing papers.

“Australian Paper regularly reviews all components of our manufacturing and supply chain processes to ensure that we continue to provide our customers with superior service, high quality locally made products and market competitive pricing,” Menck said.

Australian Paper was unable to comment on which specific brands would see price increases. The move comes not long after the company won a victory against cheap imported paper in April, when the Anti-Dumping Commissioner ruled that dumping duties must be paid on paper imported from Brazil, China, Indonesia and Thailand.

In a press release, Menck reaffirmed Australian Paper’s commitment to quality products and service. “We remain committed to continuing to offer a full range of premium products to the Australian market backed by a high level of service to our customers. Australian Paper greatly values the market’s support for our local paper manufacturing operations and we will work closely with our customers as we implement these necessary increases,” he said.

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