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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

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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

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