However, by the beginning of December demand on the LWC market had calmed noticeably compared with the first half of the year, insiders confirmed. This was inevitably perceived as the market weakening, insiders added.
Although LWC manufacturers continued to describe their workloads as satisfactory, a few insiders voiced doubt whether this situation would continue for long. At some point in the near future, dwindling paper consumption would catch up with the significant capacity cutbacks carried out in recent years. The era of the LWC business being seller’s markets might be over soon, one market player remarked.