While a few experts see some pressure on GC II prices in Germany, there have been announcements of plans to increase prices for GD board.
With shorter than usual lead times of 3 to 4 weeks and a slight decline in pulp costs, some market insiders see pressure on GC II prices in Germany. Carton makers who have quarterly contracts said they did not want to roll over the prices at the current level into the second quarter.
On the market for GD board, two suppliers have reportedly announced price increases to take effect from the second quarter, but this has not yet been confirmed by all EUWID respondents. Carton makers, however, said they were not prepared to enter into negotiations on a possible hike.
This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the paper markets in Germany.
Find the EUWID Price Watch Germany for February in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 09/2019, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 27 February.