The production costs for toilet and kitchen paper are rising, and the producers are likely to pass the increased expenses on to retailers.
Experts fear a sharp rise in prices
Munich - toilet paper rarely makes the headlines.
Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, the roles have been of public interest - thanks to hamster purchases and empty shelves.
Last spring, during the first lockdown, customers looted the shelves at Aldi *, Lidl *, dm and Co.
The retail chain reacted to the hamster buyers by restricting them to "household" quantities in order to be able to continue to offer toilet paper.
Most recently, the discounter giant Aldi Süd reported that prices were being reduced due to falling demand.
reports, cheap toilet paper could soon be history: Experts are expecting a significant increase in prices.
Toilet paper should become more expensive - manufacturers pass the costs on to retailers
"I have not experienced such an increase in several decades", confesses Volker Jung, managing owner of Hakle to the
The cost of pulp and oil is skyrocketing.
Since the raw materials are essential for the production of toilet paper, the price increase will have an impact on the customer.
Hakle boss Jung sees no way out but to increase prices for toilet paper: "We are in talks with the dealers and are preparing them for the situation."
Customers in supermarkets and drugstores should feel the development with a look in their wallets.
Not only the German manufacturer Hakle, but also the international groups Kimberly-Clark and Essity are announcing increased production prices, writes the
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Toilet paper before price increases: production costs rise
As the newspaper quotes experts, price increases in the double-digit percentage range are expected if raw material prices continue to rise.
Observers see the reason for the increased production costs in China.
The Chinese market is slowly but steadily recovering from the corona pandemic *, so that the economy gets going again.
An increased demand for pulp is therefore driving up the price of the raw material, writes the
Oil prices are also rising.
It is doubtful that there will be new hamster purchases because of the rise in toilet paper prices.
Frozen products and disinfectants are currently in particularly high demand.