Raising British woodfree paper prices was virtually out of the question in September since prices are relatively high due to the strong pound.
In September, demand was good and in line with expectations on the UK market for coated and uncoated fine paper.
The British fine paper market remains a popular destination for paper manufacturers given its high prices thanks to the strong pound. However, this state of affairs also meant that the mark-up announced for Western Europe has yet to take effect to a great extent in the UK, even though the pound Sterling has lost a little ground in September.
Some merchants have already announced plans to increase prices in October.