No dramatic recovery in demand could be identified in September on Italy's woodfree uncoated paper market. The reel and offset sheet businesses were quiet even after the summer holidays had ended. Surprisingly few orders had been placed by the end of September even though the strong season is just around the corner.
Customers said that suppliers had shown a certain degree of flexibility when it came to prices that in no way differed from the approach taken over the summer months of July and August. Price increase announcements are said to have been shelved until further notice.