High board prices increase pressure on folding box manufacturers amidst slow business.
If conditions on the German cartonboard market remain unchanged for the weeks coming, board producers and suppliers will have to struggle to keep prices stable. Especially in the GD board market, intensive pressure has reportedly built up amidst falling recovered paper prices.
Suppliers of GC board can also not take stable prices for granted in view of ample supply and falling pulp prices. So far, prices have been only reduced in project business, market players report.
Carton industry in Germany suffer from high board prices and weaker demand. Converters are asking for price cuts to GD and GC board in order to get some relief in procurement cost.
GD board prices in Germany remained high and stable for years. Carton manufacturers are pushing for price cuts now. Source: EUWID
This article is only an excerpt from our market and price report on the paper and board markets in Germany. The full report on the cartonboard market in Germany is published in EUWID Pulp and Paper 35/2019.
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