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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

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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