French paper industry rides a roller coaster market in 2022

Outlook for 2023 remains fraught with a number of uncertainties including destocking and inflation.

The French paper industry has taken stock of business performance in 2022 with mixed results. Industry association Copacel explained at its annual press conference that member companies were at once confronted with the outbreak of war and three different crises but at least the macroeconomic situation did not play out as badly as feared.