With a robust growth of 2.7% in output (in square metres) in the last quarter, the German corrugated board industry can look back on a cumulative year-on-year increase of 1.8% for the first three quarters. Board mills are well-booked also in November. The revised
and more positive forecast of German retail association HDE for this year’s Christmas business nourishes hopes that the healthy trend will continue into the last weeks of the year as the biggest growth driver is said to be the online business. According to HDE, online trading will account for well over 25% of the annual sales revenue in November and December.