Players in the market for fine paper intend to keep price talks for the first quarter of 2024 as short as possible.
Fine paper and newsprint businesses alike are interested in creating a more reliable basis for planning after the rollercoaster development seen in 2021 and 2022.
Despite the pressure on prices, fine paper suppliers are attempting to secure higher prices, while newsprint manufacturers are trying to keep prices unchanged amidst rising production costs.
Resistance from buyers against these plans is mounting. They are concerned that this step might put the dampers on demand again and accelerate market shrinkage.