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Supply glut sends recovered paper prices in Germany tumbling further


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17.02.2020 − 

The situation in Germany grew still more acute in January due to a very strong seasonal uptick in arisings. The mixed paper segment remains the biggest source of concern for the industry. One recovered paper merchant describes the situation as “pure panic” because there was “much too much” paper on the market. Although call-offs from the paper industry are normal level, it was simply impossible to draw down last year’s excess inventories. “We have reached or even exceeded our storage capacity”, says one market participant from eastern Germany. And there is no long-term solution in sight, the respondent adds.

The situation in Germany grew still more acute in January due to a very strong seasonal uptick in arisings. The mixed paper segment remains the biggest source of concern for the industry. One recovered paper merchant describes the situation as “pure panic” because there was “much too much” paper on the market. Although call-offs from the paper industry are normal level, it was simply impossible to draw down last year’s excess inventories. “We have reached or even exceeded our storage capacity”, says one market participant from eastern Germany. And there is no long-term solution in sight, the respondent adds.

Our online subscribers can access the full report immediately here. The full report on the waste textiles market in Germany will also appears in the print and E-paper editions of EUWID Recycling & Waste Management 4/2020 as of 19 February.

Our online subscribers can access the full report immediately here.

The full report on the recovered market in Germany also appears in the print and E-paper editions of EUWID Recycling & Waste Management 4/2020 available beginning 19 February.

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