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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

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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

Crisis looms for German waste textiles market

15.10.2018 − Germany’s waste textiles sector is sailing into increasingly treacherous waters: Uncertainty among market players is growing, with some already describing the situation as a crisis. EUWID sources were predicting a "hot"...» more

European waste plastics increasingly exported to Malaysia, Vietnam and Turkey

04.10.2018 − The new Chinese "environmental protection standards for imported waste as raw material" have fundamentally altered international trade flows for waste plastics. » more

Ferrous scrap prices sag in Germany on
excess supply and lower export demand

24.09.2018 − In their September price negotiations with scrap dealers, steel mills were occasionally able to achieve considerable price markdowns. "They had the upper hand," one merchant told EUWID. During the summer months, steel...» more

EU recovered paper exports down sharply in first half

19.09.2018 − The 28 member states of the EU exported significantly less recovered paper to countries outside the European Union in the first half of the year. According to recently released figures from the EU statistical office...» more

"Enormous" PET bottle arisings in Germany

24.08.2018 − The market for post-consumer PET bottles continues to be impacted by the summer heatwave.» more

High arisings bring lower prices for post-consumer PET bottles in Germany

06.08.2018 − PET recyclers in Germany are currently very well supplied with bottles, as arisings continue to grow because of the heatwave.» more

Waste wood availability significantly up in Germany

03.08.2018 − Waste wood supplies were relatively tight on the German market until June, but are now more than adequate.» more

Stable steel scrap prices on balanced market in Germany

17.07.2018 − It was a calm trading month for the German steel scrap trade. "The volumes that came in were also easy to sell. And all at largely unchanged prices," one EUWID respondent said of the current market.» more

Good supply of used PET bottles in Germany

09.07.2018 − Germany is currently experiencing plentiful arisings of PET bottles as the warm weather sticks around. There are no PET recyclers in Germany having a hard time sourcing material at the moment. A few were only accepting...» more

Recovered paper trading within Italy quiet in June

05.07.2018 − Italy's recovered paper market was relatively quiet in the month of June. Notwithstanding the volatility evident in the export business, within Italy, prices for ordinary grades held. Buyers reported a little downward...» more

Waste textile volumes surge in Germany

13.06.2018 − German waste textile recyclers are confronted at the moment with volumes of original collected stock that are well above the levels typical for the season. After comparatively little material had landed in collection...» more

Difficulties in waste plastic exports to Vietnam and Malaysia create turmoil

07.06.2018 − The waste plastics business in Germany remains difficult to anticipate. Prices for good-quality film scrap increased again on average in May because the dollar gained strength against the euro and supply is still tight....» more