The German pallet market:
Higher logistics costs offloaded onto prices

23 Aug 2018 − 

With reference to unchanged and high raw-material procurement costs and the toll applicable on A-roads in Germany since 1 July 2018, over the last few weeks central European pallet producers have taken more steps to further increase their free-delivered prices for euro and chemical pallets.

As threshold values have been exceeded, some manufacturers have also been able to use the growth in the timber-price indices established by the federal association of wooden packaging, pallets, and export packaging HPE in conjunction with the University of Bonn for the second quarter for making adjustments to their prices.

Depending on the baseline and pallet assortment, manufacturers say that until the beginning of August it had been possible to raise pallet prices in new contracts by an average of around 0.10-0.20 €/unit.

This is an excerpt from EUWID's report on the German pallet market, published every six weeks. The complete article together with the Price Watch for August is published in EUWID Packaging Markets 17/2018. 

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