Price negotiations kick off on the kraftliner market in Germany
Additional volumes of brown kraftliner are reportedly difficult to source are already featuring a list price upcharge.
Several European kraftliner manufacturers have announced price hikes for unbleached kraftliner and white-top kraftliner grades effective from 1 March. The planned hikes amount to €50-60/t. How much the hike will actually amount to, was unclear at the beginning of February as the announcement was relatively recent and negotiations are just beginning.
Following rather balanced conditions at the start of the new year the market for unbleached kraftliner in Germany tends in favour of sellers towards the end of the month and early February. Some converters report that it is more difficult to procure additional volumes - if they do, then only with long delivery periods and at higher prices.
This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the paper markets in Germany. The EUWID Price Watch Germany for January is published in EUWID Pulp and Paper 7/2017.
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