Prices for bulk recovered paper grades on the British market were buoyed by demand both from domestic consumers and buyers from Continental Europe and Asia in January. The export business benefited from the lower pound Sterling exchange rate and a price increase in China for recovered paper from Japan and USA, which gained $5-10 per tonne, insiders told EUWID.
British paper manufacturers were reportedly very busy and looking to secure enough recovered paper to take them through to Easter. Prices for mixed paper and for old corrugated containers (OCC) were firm or moved up somewhat compared to December.
The full report on the British recovered paper market including the price table appears in issue 2/2017 of EUWID Recycling and Waste Management on 25 January 2017. Online subscribers can already access it here: Recovered paper UK.