French magazine paper prices slashed in January

Source: EUWID
31 Jan 2017 − 

Magazine prices tumble in the wake of lower overall demand. Newsprint contracts are mostly  featuring unchanged prices compared to December.

Magazine paper manufacturers doing business on the French market had to cope with lower prices for deliveries as of January. LWC producers were particularly hit, while the drop was less pronounced in the case of SC paper.

The overall course of price movement is clear and reflects the relationship between supply and demand, according to EUWID sources. Capacity management of manufacturers is lagging far behind consumption, market insiders note, because demand in the publication sector is still receding.

Paper producers' demand for a price hike for newsprint in France has only met with sporadic success. In most cases, contract prices are unchanged and in rare cases show small reductions.

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This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the paper markets in France. The EUWID Price Watch France for January 2017 will be published in EUWID Pulp and Paper 5/2017 on 1 February.

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