Uncertainty is growing on cartonboard market in Germany as coronavirus cases rise

Price development for unlined chipboard in Germany
20 Oct 2020 − 

Although there was a slight upturn in demand on the German market for cartonboard and folding cartons in October, there is also growing uncertainty due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections.

The German market for cartonboard and folding cartons experienced a slight upturn in demand in October. For the most part, board producers and converters said that order intake was somewhat better than in the previous month. Nevertheless, the demand was not overwhelming.

German producers of cartonboard and folding cartons are now increasingly rattled by the growing number of coronavirus infections. A few of the respondents interviewed by EUWID said that the situation in neighbouring Western European countries is occasionally having effects on logistics. For example, it was not always easy to get freight capacity and the classification of some countries or regions as high-risk areas and the associated quarantine rules were causing challenges for companies with regard to lorry drivers.

Other market participants are more relaxed about the situation. They point out there are no delivery bottlenecks at the moment and availability of cartonboard is good.

This article is an excerpt from EUWID's report on the paper markets in Germany.

Find the EUWID Price Watch Germany for October in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 45/2020, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 4 November.

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