Most market players tended to describe demand for cartonboard and folding boxes as slow in the UK towards the middle of May.
Some businesses are more satisfied than others. Market players reported that demand from British retailers was especially weak, while discount retailers like Aldi and Lidl continued to grow. These latter companies frequently imported products that were already packaged into the UK. A few GD board suppliers are thus set to use the large number of public holidays in May to take extended downtime.