Manufacturers of kraft and sulfite packaging paper are reporting
exceptionally brisk demand in Germany at the end of the first half of 2014. A variety of EUWID sources said that they were completely overbooked and had real difficulties in meeting the needs of all customers. The majority of converters are confirming these remarks, with availability of brown paper being extremely poor, in particular.
The paper industry was focusing on third-quarter pricing amid this exceptionally tight balance between supply and demand at present.