Because that's what my contact did. As said, he's a retailer, one of the prominent ones in my country (probably the most prominent), and as said with direct contact with Foma as well as other parties. I get what information you bring up, but don't see how it would disprove anything my contact said. Stocks can linger anywhere in the supply chain, Foma 200 isn't the fastest running film in the retail channel, temporary supply interruptions may be absorbed in some places but not in others, what's listed on a webshop may not be indicative for what's happening in a manufacturing line, etc. There's any number of reasons why the information you glean from personal experience and websites is not necessarily at odds with what I said. Moreover, there's no reason why my contact would lie, or be lied to, about this. It's just in nobody's interest. Towards me, he's always been perfectly transparent about what he knows (and doesn't know) in terms of what's happening in the trade.