Brown recycled corrugated case material prices felt the pinch in France during the course of February. Market insiders report that this pressure was caused by similar developments in neighbouring markets.
They say that January had mostly been a month of calm on the price front before more customers started to make enquiries, pointing to prices heading lower in other regions. The total amount on stock also played a part, being a few percentage points higher than at the same time last year in February. Manufacturers insisted that demand had not been bad in February.