In July, European kraftliner suppliers implemented the first step of the price hike.
According to manufacturers, a second step was to follow in August. Strong demand strengthened their bargaining position and the negotiations offered very little manoeuvring room, EUWID respondents reported.
Little transpired with respect to price hikes in the white top segment. Although some producers claimed to have implemented first price hikes, most converters reported that they made purchases in July at unchanged prices. They believed that implementation of higher prices in the white segment would be possible in August at best.