Toilet Paper prices spiking due to high wood pulp prices

A year ago you couldn't find it and now the problem is the price.

PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – A year ago the problem with toilet paper is that you couldn’t find it.

Now, the problem is the price.

Toilet Paper is getting more expensive because wood pulp is getting expensive.

That’s what toilet paper is made from.

An industry analyst says the monthly pulp price increases we’re seeing are unprecedented in his experience.

Pulp prices are rising for a variety of reasons, including global shipping delays, and a post Coronavirus recovery in China which is the world’s biggest pulp buyer.

As the pandemic is driving up the price of gas and other goods ABC6 wants to know, have you noticed any price increases in your town?

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