PULP & PAPER: Setter's Market for the Swedes

PULP & PAPER

Swedish wood-pulp exporters were all ready for V-E day. Long before Germany surrendered they had loaded some 100,000 tons of pulp into ships prepared to sail for the U.S. Their warehouses were stocked with 700,000 tons of pulp for export to world markets.

But last week there were more than minefields in the Skagerrak to delay the shipment of Swedish pulp to U.S. paper mills. Mostly there was a matter of price. The Swedes, who know a seller's market when they see one, had set their price too high to get under the OPA ceiling.

The Swedes explained to OPA...

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