Poland's paper and board markets started off the new year with mixed results
GC and GD board prices heading in opposite direction
A variety of sources doing business on Poland’s paper and board markets are forecasting a difficult political and economic climate in Poland and many other European countries coupled with challenges in the industry-related environment in 2017. Industry insiders thus started off the new year with mixed feelings. Manufacturers in several sectors, such as cartonboard, corrugated case material and fine paper, were actually pretty pleased with order intake in January. Graphic paper and publication paper producers are worried about how prices are evolving. Magazine paper prices tumbled from January onwards, with newsprint prices staying stable at best.
Brown recycled corrugated case material prices had also been eroded in Poland at the year’s end before stabilising in January and looked set to climb from February onwards.
This article is an excerpt from EUWID's bi-monthly report on the paper and board markets in Poland. The EUWID Price Watch Poland for January will be published in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 06 on 8 February.
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