Uncoated fine paper manufacturers are currently in talks with buyers to implement another price hike in Germany which has partly already been implemented. So far, cut sizes are said to be especially affected.
The uncoated fine paper industry in Germany is in the midst of price talks. This is already the third price round this year. According to EUWID respondents, some of the price increases already took effect in June, while the rest will follow as of 1 July.
Higher prices have reportedly been introduced throughout the cut sizes segment. The largest steps occurred for C grades, especially on the spot market. The booking situation is said to be consistently strong, but not as hectic as it was a few months ago. Production problems at some factories had been a contributing factor at the time, but these have now been resolved, EUWID was told. Nevertheless, delivery times stretch into August. Imports continue to play just a minor role.