pulp (名詞) 紙漿
Forest fires in Canada and disruption to production in Brazil are to blame for the price hike of short-fiber pulp. The Department of Consumer Protection told people not to overreact. Any collusion to increase prices before mid-March would be fined and stocking supplies to sell later at higher prices will not be allowed.
staple (名詞) 日常必需品
Over the past two weeks, Taiwanese consumers have been in a panic over a shortage of toilet paper. They rush to the stores to stock up on this household staple. This is all because of the warning from toilet paper manufacturers. They say the rising prices of pulp globally will soon lead to a soaring high price on toilet paper as soon as mid-March.