Despite machine closures newsprint supply is still too large to lift prices, market insiders report.
The goal of sellers of newsprint in Poland is to get through the summer without having to alter prices. And this, they hope, will enable them to implement increases at the very latest by the beginning of 2016, or possibly even in the fourth quarter of 2015, says one producer surveyed by EUWID.
Nevertheless, suppliers on the Polish newsprint market will have to expect some headwinds. Now that negotiations in Germany were finally concluded in May, the resulting prices in many cases were actually cheaper than the offerings of the same companies in Poland. This was putting pressure on new deals, EUWID was told.