Sluggish demand creates price pressure for fine papers in Germany

Price devleopment A4 copy paper in Germany in June, Copyright EUWID
Price development for A4 copy paper
on the German market in June, Source EUWID
05 Jul 2019 − 

Price pressure for coated and uncoated woodfree paper continues to be felt in the German market.

Industry experts cite high inventories and persistently weak demand, but above all the decline in pulp prices, as the reasons for this development. Against this background, buyers are pushing for discounts, and in some cases were able to get special deals.

Market insiders expect that shut-downs of capacity scheduled for later this year in combination with improved demand will help to stabilise the market.

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