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German recovered paper prices tick only slightly lower in June

18.07.2019 − Contrary to expectations, prices for recovered paper in Germany slipped only slightly in June. For higher grades, the price decline continued nearly unabated. » more

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Waste insiders see commercial waste incineration
market in Germany "on the verge of collapse"

09.07.2019 − The prices for thermal recovery of commercial waste in Germany rose considerably in the first half of 2019. Waste management companies told EUWID that they had already been through several rounds of price increases this...» more

British recovered paper prices still sliding in June

03.07.2019 − Demand for recovered paper was not especially strong either within the UK or on export markets at the moment. British converters often had very large amounts on stock. Chinese paper producers are still waiting to...» more

Collapse in Asian demand for Italian recovered paper drives up supply

27.06.2019 − The skies are becoming increasingly overcast on Italy’s recovered paper market. Merchants are looking at developments with growing concern. » more

Sharp fall in demand from German steel mills in June

26.06.2019 − Faltering business, especially in the automotive sector, is increasingly trickling down to the steel industry and thus to the ferrous scrap sector as well. » more

German PET recyclers struggling with sales problems

06.06.2019 − Following on an already sluggish April, the month of May turned out to be a poor one for PET recyclers in Germany. » more

Lack of momentum on German waste plastics market

04.06.2019 − Most recyclers say that they experienced normal demand for plastic recyclate in May. However, the momentum they had been hoping for seems to be absent in some segments. Slight price hikes for LDPE and HDPE regrind could...» more

Ordinary recovered paper prices expected to fall in Italy

28.05.2019 − Prices for the ordinary recovered paper grades on the Italian market remained mostly stable in May, but market observers expected another round of price reductions as early as June. There were already a few mark-downs...» more

Increasing price pressure on German ferrous scrap market

22.05.2019 − There is growing price pressure on the steel scrap market in Germany. Free delivered prices for all scrap grades on the domestic market fell in May. And in the coming June negotiations, ferrous scrap traders predict...» more

Demand from India buoys PE film scrap prices in Germany

08.05.2019 − Prices for commercial and industrial polyethylene film scrap ticked higher once again on the German market in April.» more

Slight dip in sales of German PET flakes in April

07.05.2019 − In April, PET recyclers in Germany were faced with sales problems for the first time in months.» more

Recovered prices weaken again in France

24.04.2019 − April has turned out to be another month of very limited exports to China and abundant supply of ordinary recovered paper grades on the French market. Accordingly, the fourth month of the year ushered in renewed price...» more

Polish recovered paper prices come under pressure in first quarter

09.04.2019 − February and March have seen growing price pressure on all key recovered paper grades in Poland, consistent with the predictions made by market insiders at the start of the year. Given the sufficient supplies in Central...» more

PET flake and bottle prices largely stable in Germany in March

02.04.2019 − March turned out to be another broadly stable month for PET recyclers in Germany. Coloured and clear flakes and, above all, rPET pellet for use in bottle production remain highly sought-after.» more

German ferrous scrap market sees signs of economic slowdown

19.03.2019 − The noticeable declines in arisings of new ferrous scrap are clear signs of an economic slowdown, one scrap trader told EUWID. Across the board, less material than usual is arising at the generation points, say the...» more

EU waste plastics exports down a quarter in 2018

08.03.2019 − China’s restrictions on importing waste materials have fundamentally changed international trading streams for waste plastics within the span of just a few years. » more

German plastics recyclers plan to expand capacities

06.03.2019 − Plastics recyclers in Germany were largely satisfied with their sales volumes in February. While prices for post-industrial film often rose considerably, other grades saw barely any changes.» more

Good export business buoys steel scrap prices in Germany

19.02.2019 − This month brought another intense round of tough negotiations between ferrous scrap traders and steel mills. » more

Supply overhang putting Polish recovered paper prices under pressure

12.02.2019 − A growing oversupply of mass grades and mounting pressure on prices were leaving their mark on the Polish recovered paper market as February got under way. Industry insiders said that the current state of affairs was...» more

Normal to cautious waste plastics demand in Germany in January

06.02.2019 − The waste plastics business in Germany was described as normal to modest in January. In some cases, exporters had to shell out slightly more for purchasing good-quality film waste,» more

Waste wood supply in Germany unseasonably high

31.01.2019 − The German waste wood market is experiencing comparatively good supply in the first few weeks of the new year. Some insiders even described availability as more than adequate in southern Germany. Untypical for the time...» more

Stable recovered paper prices on French domestic market

29.01.2019 − January got under way without any major changes in prices for ordinary grades on France’s recovered paper market. Even though supply was described as abundant, » more

German ferrous scrap market kicks off year with sharp downturn

22.01.2019 − There was enormous pressure on ferrous scrap prices at the beginning of the year. Although price declines had been expected, steel scrap traders were occasionally taken aback by the size of the mark-downs. The trend was...» more

Structural changes on the cards for German PET recycling market

10.01.2019 − Price negotiations on the German market for post-consumer PET bottles were concluded quickly in December.» more

Ferrous scrap dealers in Germany look
ahead to new year with mixed feelings

18.12.2018 − An increasingly turbulent business year is drawing to a close for German steel scrap traders. Simmering trade conflicts, chaotic transport conditions and a weakening automotive sector have left their mark on the...» more

Waste plastics prices largely stable in Germany

07.12.2018 − Most traders and recyclers described business on the German waste plastics market as quiet.» more

Low river levels prolong German
steel scrap market's transport woes

20.11.2018 − Low water levels in Germany’s rivers remain are the dominating issue on the ferrous scrap market. Although there was some rain again recently, river levels have risen only slightly so far. In the south of Germany rivers...» more

German recovered paper prices steady in October

19.11.2018 − Prices remained relatively stable on the German recovered paper market in October. The market was quite balanced, with only occasional reports that special volumes of supermarket corrugated paper and board could fetch...» more

Waste wood sector well supplied ahead of winter

31.10.2018 − With just a few exceptions, operators active in Germany’s waste wood business are in comparatively relaxed mood looking ahead to winter. » more

Drought "disastrous" for German steel scrap logistics

22.10.2018 − Many a German scrap merchant can be found with an eye to the sky. "Everyone is waiting for it to rain,” one market player said. The ongoing drought in Germany is sending river levels lower – with severe ramifications...» more