As we move into Autumn , raw material prices have firmed across the boards as ongoing logistical issues continue to be a problem.
Freight rates and shipment availability continue to be an issue across Europe and overseas.
The lack of HGV drivers has been well documented in the media and continues to be a problem in both the UK and Europe.
The recent fuel shortage and increase costs of petrol and diesel has impacted almost every sector of the trade industry.
All these logistical issues combined with lower than anticipated stocks for raw materials in key areas have pushed prices higher and continued the ongoing trend of an extremely volatile market!