Uncoated fine paper has become more expensive in Germany in April. Manufacturers were able to increase prices amidst the background of short supply.
German woodfree uncoated paper prices have risen across the board in April, albeit not by the originally envisaged sum, according to manufacturers. Insiders stated that another mark-up was on the cards for the third quarter. A few EUWID sources are reporting a boom that was driven by exports.
Wholesalers also appear to going along with these plans, at least when it comes to neutrally packed paper, which is apparently in short supply at present. Some prices for branded products were left untouched. Wholesalers note that suppliers are scratching together paper for European customers, due in part to an increase in the number of large enquiries. It had become much harder to find the paper that customers needed.