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Little change on Germany's waste plastics market

04.09.2020 − The state of Germany’s waste plastics market has not improved in August. Demand picked up a little, but this sometimes came at the cost of prices.» more

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Effects of crisis linger amid new hope on German PET bottle recycling market

31.08.2020 − The situation facing PET recyclers remains challenging. While several businesses in Germany were at least in a slightly more upbeat mood in August, others are now worried about their survival. Sales remained weak. After...» more

Exports give a short-lived boost to OCC prices in the UK

26.08.2020 − Recovered paper was becoming more readily available on the British market in August as more and more industrial and retail companies were resuming activity. » more

Brisk export trade sends steel scrap prices higher in Germany

18.08.2020 − Ferrous scrap has become more expensive in Germany in August, in particular in the north of the country. » more

Waste wood market in Germany largely stable

03.08.2020 − The market for waste wood in Germany remains relatively untouched by the coronavirus crisis. Overall, arisings have declined somewhat, according to the latest EUWID market survey. » more

RCP prices in France still in decline amidst lacklustre demand

29.07.2020 − Demand from Asia was a little brisker in July, bringing some relief for recovered paper merchants doing business in France. However, this revival was insufficient to prevent another sharp decline in prices, especially...» more

German recovered paper prices head lower in June

20.07.2020 − As expected, there was a sharp drop in the prices for the ordinary grades on the German recovered paper market in June. Just as arisings were increasing again, demand from the paper industry weakened considerably. At...» more

Recovered paper prices in Poland in free fall since June

15.07.2020 − The Polish recovered paper market has been on a rollercoaster ride in the past weeks, with market players having an exceptionally tough time, recent EUWID interviews revealed. A serious shortage of raw materials,...» more

German C&I waste incineration market
proves robust through the Covid-19 crisis

10.07.2020 − The German market for commercial municipal waste treatment has proven relatively stable despite the coronavirus pandemic and the associated economic downturn. While the recycling markets were walloped by the crisis and...» more

Storm clouds on the horizon for German PET recyclers in July

09.07.2020 − Primary PET did become slightly more expensive in June, but these hikes are not bringing any relief to PET recyclers in Germany for the time being. Primary PET remains cheap. PET recyclers are facing huge challenges...» more

German waste plastics market still strunggling with weak demand

05.07.2020 − For most plastics recyclers in Germany, the situation remains extremely tense. Although re-grind prices did not lose any additional ground in June, many recyclers once again had to idle production lines or furlough...» more

Italian recovered paper prices plunge again in June

01.07.2020 − The bubble on Italy’s recovered paper market has burst. As in other countries, slow demand and resurgent collection volumes following the lifting of coronavirus restriction have sent prices tumbling, especially for...» more

Prices slide as ferrous scrap demand remains weak in Germany

22.06.2020 − If there had been any hopes that the steel market would quickly return to business as usual once the lockdown ended, these have now been dashed. A high level of uncertainty and caution persists among steel producers and...» more

Upswing in German recovered paper prices proves shortlived

16.06.2020 − The rally in German recovered paper prices that was triggered by the coronavirus shutdowns in Europe is already over. Market players report that steep price hikes in April and especially in May have given way to...» more

Situation on German waste textiles market remains tense

08.06.2020 − Germany’s waste textiles market is and will remain extremely tense in the era of the coronavirus pandemic.» more

Italian recovered paper prices peak in May

03.06.2020 − The scarcity of recovered paper in Italy pushed prices to new heights in May. However, they may have peaked in the middle of the month. » more

German waste plastics market in crisis

03.06.2020 − Plastics recyclers in Germany continue to face massive pressure from cheap primary plastics and largely subdued demand. Recycling hardly played a role any more, commented recyclers who could often only sell small...» more

Recovered paper suppliers capitalise on shortages in France

27.05.2020 − The on-going serious shortage of recovered paper has again sent prices for all grades soaring in France in May.» more

"Long road back to normality" expected for steel scrap market

19.05.2020 − The resumption of automotive production in Germany at the start of May has been extremely sluggish. The impact of coronavirus restrictions will be felt for some time to come on the ferrous scrap market.» more

Recovered paper price surge continues amid shortage in Germany

19.05.2020 − The price surge continues on the German recovered paper market. After a very considerable bump in April, prices of the ordinary grades saw an even sharper uptick in May. The turbulence caused by the coronavirus outbreak...» more

European plastic recycling in serious trouble amid Covid-19 shutdowns

06.05.2020 − Plastic recycling in Europe is in dire straits. In particularly, the low prices for all types of primary plastics are now weighing heavily on regranulate prices. These problems are compounded by the on-going slump in...» more

Steel scrap arisings plummet in Germany
as economy grinds to a halt

23.04.2020 − "What's next?" This is the million dollar question for players in the German ferrous scrap market and in all other industry sectors. » more

Rising demand for recovered paper in Poland amid shrinking supply

08.04.2020 − The Polish recovered paper market experienced an abrupt reversal in mid-March. Many buyers are nervous now about whether their supplies can be guaranteed in the coming weeks.» more

German waste textiles industry struggles in Covid-19 crisis

07.04.2020 − Business operations are almost impossible to plan right now, and companies are forced to proceed with extreme caution, a major texitiles recycler told EUWID.» more

Coronavirus crisis hitting plastics recyclers

31.03.2020 − The coronavirus crisis will create significant challenges for Germany’s plastic recyclers. Orders from large swaths of industry are drying up, recyclers told EUWID.» more

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

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