Nippon Paper to raise prices by 15% or more for packaging papers--including bleached kraft paper, semi-bleached kraft paper--in Japan as of Dec. 1; company cites cost pressures due to drop in exchange rate, costs of raw materials, energy, transportation

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November 10, 2022 (press release) –

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Toru Nozawa) has announced a price increase for its packaging paper (bleached kraft paper, semi-bleached kraft paper, etc.) in Japan. Prices will increase 15% or more for shipments on and after the 1st of December 2022.

Despite our productivity and cost-cutting initiatives, we are not able to continue to absorb this combination of cost pressures due to the rapid drop in the exchange rate as well as the costs of raw materials, energy and transportation, which continue to be high and volatile.

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