Label Paper Suppliers have started a second round of price increase in Germany

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015

As price discussions for the first quarter of 2015 did not go through as planned in many cases, label paper suppliers have started a second round of price talks in Germany.

One Austrian producer launched price talks from 1 April. Other suppliers have informed their customers of similar plans, albeit to take effect on 1 May or 1 June.

However, prices would only edge higher in cases where long-term contracts were not in place, one insider told EUWID. Manufacturers typically entered into six-month contracts as well as a large number of full-year agreements with customers in Germany. Therefore, it would be the third quarter before it was clear whether and by how much prices would climb in Germany, he claimed.

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