Players in the GC segment still await further signals that give them an idea where prices are headed. By the end of the third week in May, only three manufacturers in France had notified their customer of hikes to GC prices. All other manufacturers have held back so far. Although respondents comment that the hike is badly timed to take effect at the height of summer, manufacturers do not cease to repeat that the development of production costs forces them to hike prices.
GC manufacturers do not yet stand united for next price round in France
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