Good demand for coreboard has given manufacturers in Italy the possibility to raise prices in the fourth quarter. Some had already implemented mark-ups in September.
Coreboard manufacturers active in Italy are busy at present. Manufacturers thus managed to raise prices in the fourth quarter or already in September, although they did not manage to tack on as much as they had hoped. Several options had been possible. Quite a few suppliers had already charged more in September before instituting a second instalment in October. Others left it at September's hike. Yet other transactions were not priced higher until October
Buyers and sellers alike said that decent demand had fuelled these price increases. Coreboard manufacturers were pleased with their order books and stressed that demand from outside Italy was especially strong. Lead times were reported to be lengthy with market players quoting at least 20 days. Suppliers apparently also had very low stocks, especially compared with this time last year. Special discounts or spot offers had not surfaced since there was no need for them, players said.