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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

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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

Tough times for PET recyclers in Germany

08.08.2019 − PET recyclers in Germany are under serious pressure at the moment due to falling prices for primary PET and price indices for flakes.» more

Steel scrap supply and demand lower in Germany in July

22.07.2019 − The summer holiday season and the associated summertime shutdowns have further depressed scrap demand from German steel mills, but even more so from Italian steel mills in July. » more

New Chinese import licences raise price
of OCC exports from the UK

22.07.2019 − Recently issued licences for importing recovered paper into China sent export prices for old corrugated containers (OCC, 1.05) slightly higher in the UK in July.» more

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

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