In November, there was barely any movement on the French recovered paper market. Supply and demand were similar to October levels and all prices were steady compared with the previous month. The only changes were seen on the export market. Prices fell in the Far East export business, as had been anticipated in October. There could be price reductions on the French domestic market, as well, in December.
After increasing in October, prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in France did not rise any further in November. Since the export business softened slightly and prices for exports to Asia declined, there was no momentum for further increases in France. In fact, the pressure on prices was more often downward because domestic demand remained soft, as it has been for weeks. Since collection volumes were also low, supply and demand were more or less in balance, market participants told EUWID.
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