The development on the kraftliner market in Germany was not very clear-cut in April. Experts agree that brown kraftliner is meanwhile readily available following the easing of business for corrugated board producers.
However, statements made by market players on price hikes implemented in the month vary widely.
The fine paper market in Germany remains tense. Supply is not sufficient to meet demand. However, industry insiders wonder how far order inflow actually reflects true demand citing several reports of inventory building.
In the case of label paper, delivery periods and prices have surged to unprecedented levels since the beginning of the year. Label printers fear that supply chains may be disrupted in view of undersupply.
This article is an excerpt from our latest market and price report on the paper and board markets in Germany in April. Please find the full report on our website.