Recovered paper prices rising strongly in March, consumption of graphic papers remains subdued
The main factors shaping the paper and board markets in France are the bustling business in the packaging segment, the pandemic-related steep declines in the consumption of printing and writing paper and the skyrocketing fibre costs faced by producers. In many segments, with the exception of publication paper, prices therefore rose or producers have announced hikes.
As long as the measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic remain in place in France, subdued consumption of printing and writing paper is expected to continue. It remains to be seen if and how much of the pandemic-related decline in consumption will eventually be reversed.
This article is a short excerpt from EUWID's monthly market and price report on the French paper market.
Find the EUWID Price Watch France for March 2021 in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 13/2021, which will be available to our subscribers as of 31 March 2021.