The German core and coreboard market is still feeling the effects of the pandemic. After a short uptick in demand during the lockdown, business weakened substantially as from May at the latest.
The German core and coreboard market has become calmer in August due to the holidays. Demand for cores has taken a turn for the worse in almost all areas, market players note. The few markets that are still doing well could reportedly not offset this factor.
This state of affairs is trickling down to the coreboard market, too, which is not only under pressure because of cooler demand, but also dealing with recovered paper prices heading in the opposite direction after dramatic hikes. Coreboard is readily available, with lead times tending to be short depending on batch sizes. Prices are under pressure as a result.
This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the paper markets in Germany.
Find the EUWID Price Watch Germany for August in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 36/2020, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 2 September.