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India overtakes China as the main destination for EU recovered paper exports

26.03.2020 − EU member states exported less recovered paper to China last year. Chinese restrictions brought EU shipments to the People’s Republic down to just 20 to 25 per cent of the volumes that were typical up until 2016.» more

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Coronavirus crisis causing major uncertainty for steel scrap traders in Germany

24.03.2020 − At the beginning of the month, it still looked like business might proceed almost normally for ferrous scrap traders and slight price mark-ups were on the horizon. However, there was a complete reversal in sentiment at...» more

Price erosion slows on German recovered paper market

18.03.2020 − Recovered paper prices in Germany remained under pressure in February, although price reductions were much smaller than in previous months. The majority of EUWID sources expected prices to stay the same in March,...» more

Solid export sales allow for some OCC hikes in Italy

05.03.2020 − Italian recovered paper prices appear to have reached the end of their downward spiral for the time being. Many prices, especially those for medium and high grades, were unchanged in February. Some price increases were...» more

Steep drop in PE film prices on German market

03.03.2020 − Sea freight rates climbed sharply in February. Waste plastics exporters reacted by cutting their purchase prices for mixed commercial film.» more

German steel scrap: export revival prevents more drastic price cuts

20.02.2020 − The decline the export price for steel scrap beginning at the middle and end of January had already dampened scrap sellers’ expectations for price negotiations with steelmakers in February. » more

Supply glut sends recovered paper prices in Germany tumbling further

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.» more

No signs of improvement for the German waste textiles market

13.02.2020 − The new year started off just as badly for the waste textiles sector in Germany as 2019 had ended. Industry insiders seem agreed that there are no signs of impending improvement. There is still “more than enough...» more

Far East demand pushes PE film scrap prices higher

05.02.2020 − January was a mixed month for Germany’s waste plastics business. Some prices for good-quality commercial film scrap increased again compared with December, primarily on the back of decent demand from the Far East. » more

Waste wood supply abundant in Germany due to unseasonably mild weather conditions

29.01.2020 − With Jack Frost having barely having shown his face in Germany this winter so far, waste wood supply has remained high to very high for this time of year through January. » more

French recovered paper prices tumble again, but remain in positive territory

28.01.2020 − "We have never seen prices like this,” one French recovered paper merchant told EUWID in the second-last week of January. » more

Strong demand buoys steel scrap prices in Germany

20.01.2020 − Following the typical annual pattern, the German ferrous scrap market kicked off the new year with price hikes.» more

Subdued outlook for waste plastics in Germany

14.01.2020 − Once again in December, there was a drop in the prices of waste plastics and the regranulate produced from them. While supplies were good, demand remained moderate, especially since primary plastics were still...» more

Downward slide in prices for PET bottles stopped

13.01.2020 − The supply of post-consumer bottles for recycling still appears to be very patchy in Germany.» more

Lively export trade with Turkey and India sends
German steel scrap prices higher

19.12.2019 − Nobody would have guessed that ferrous scrap prices in Germany would bounce back to near last summer’s levels as quickly as they have after the price collapse the market witnessed at the start of autumn. As in November,...» more

Textiles recyclers unusually pessimistic in Germany

18.12.2019 − There are absolutely no indications that Germany’s ailing waste textiles market will take a turn for the better. Market players are unusually pessimistic about the prospects for next year, and without exception...» more

German waste incineration gate fees increase again towards year-end

11.12.2019 − Treatment prices for municipal waste have edged slightly higher in Germany in the second half of this year. Business is now slower than during the summer, but the market remains under considerable pressure.» more

Little change on the German market for PET deposit bottles in November

04.12.2019 − Market conditions for PET recyclers in Germany again changed little in November. Prices for clear and coloured PET flakes were still under pressure. Demand from the film industry for flakes remained modest in view of...» more

Ferrous scrap correction driven by exports and material scarcity

25.11.2019 − In an about-face that caught everyone by surprise, German ferrous scrap merchants saw their prices rebound in November. The bounce came after ferrous scrap prices had been more or less in free fall in September and...» more

German recovered paper prices still tumbling in October

19.11.2019 − There is still no end in sight to the down-hill trend in prices on Germany’s recovered paper market. October brought another round of sometimes significant markdowns across all groups of grades. With massive surplus...» more

Waste plastics business remains tough in Germany

08.11.2019 − Plastics recycling is under pressure amidst mediocre to weak demand in many sectors in Germany. Regranulate and regrind prices often headed lower in October, » more

Recovered paper prices in Italy slip further in October

06.11.2019 − Italian recovered paper prices continue to tumble. Virtually all grades became cheaper again in October. Markdowns for a number of deinking grades were especially pronounced. » more

German steel scrap prices continue plunge on weak demand from mills

22.10.2019 − The downward slide in steel scrap prices in Germany continued unchecked in October. For the second month in a row, scrap traders were forced to accept major price cuts. The sinking prices were due to the ongoing slump...» more

Modest demand for waste plastics in Germany

04.10.2019 − Demand for plastic recyclate remained modest to moderate on the German market in September. The end of the summer holidays failed to bring the desired momentum. » more

British recovered paper market sluggish in September

25.09.2019 − The amount of recovered paper collected on the British market remained low in September, as is normally the case this time of year. Collection volumes are not expected to rise until the end of September. In spite of the...» more

German steel scrap market hits the brakes

24.09.2019 − No one could call the recent downturn in the ferrous scrap market unexpected. For quite some time, all signs had pointed to a coming market contraction. However, the vehemence of the drop in steel mill demand in...» more

German PET recyclers with mixed views on demand

02.09.2019 − PET recyclers in Germany reported extremely varied levels of demand for their products in August. Some had difficulties, others had decent sales. » more

Steel scrap prices expected to come under pressure in Germany in Autumn

27.08.2019 − The last round of price negotiations on the German ferrous scrap market could prove to be the calm before the coming storm. » more

Germany: Prices for lower recovered paper grades pointed lower in July

19.08.2019 − Paper for recycling is in good supply on the market in Germany. Industry representatives believe high availability could trigger new price cuts for lower recovered paper grades in August. » more

Conditions for WEEE recyclers remain difficult in Germany

14.08.2019 − Weak metals prices, persistent difficulties in selling plastics and higher costs for sorting and treatment are among the challenges faced by e-waste recyclers in Germany. » more