Despite numerous production stops, either as a result of vacation period or technical operational related shut-downs, total demand levels were surprisingly high, albeit demand volume from individual mills was very varied. From the middle of October up to the editorial deadline, Turkish consumers, showing strong demand (see Graphic 1), increased their offered prices by between 60 and 70 US-$ per tonne, whilst the first consumers on the domestic market attempted to purchase quantities at unchanged price levels or with price markups of only €10 – €15 per tonne. However, it soon became clear that price increases of this calibre would hardly be sufficient to secure the desired quantities, so that some mills consequently raised their offered prices by between €15 and €20 per tonneMore