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The German steel sheet packaging market:
Disappointing fourth quarter dampens full year 2018

04 Apr 2019 − 

The partly significant decline in demand for steel drums in the fourth quarter of 2018 resulted in delivery losses for many suppliers for the overall year.

In a best case scenario the volumes were kept stable.

In contrast, the current year started well for most producers. Yielding quotes for the upstream material have however hampered the industry’s efforts to slap mark-ups on drums.

As EUWID discovered, price hikes were only implemented occasionally and not across the board.

This is an excerpt from EUWID's report on the German steel sheet packaging market, published twice a year. The complete article is published in EUWID Packaging Markets 7/2019.
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