Newsprint still difficult to procure in Germany

19 Jun 2018 − 

Newsprint remains in short supply, leaving buyers little leeway in ongoing price negotiations on the German market in June.

Market experts concur that buyers are currently finding it difficult to procure sufficient quantities of paper in time. Newsprint stocks at paper mills are insufficient, although consumption is generally receding. 

Players on the German newsprint market report that negotiations are in progress for deliveries in the third quarter and in most cases for the second half of 2018. Wherever contracts allow, newsprint suppliers want to raise contract prices.

For commercial printers, this enormously complicates negotiations for print jobs, companies unanimously report. Under the current circumstances, they need to plan on a much longer horizon.

This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the paper markets in Germany. The full report will be published in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 25/2017 on 20 June.

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