While the public holidays falling on weekdays in Germany in May pose a greater logistical challenge, there have not yet been any signs that the German recovered paper market is hectic. "The industry was well prepared and everything is running as usual”, said one EUWID respondent.
The collection situation was described as "quite good” while supply is reportedly slightly higher than demand. Things are mostly calm in terms of prices as well. There have reportedly been smaller "cosmetic” downward price corrections for the bulk ordinary grades here and there.
There is still no relief being provided by the Far East export market. In fact, quoted prices on that market had fallen again compared to April, market sources reported.
The full report for the German recovered paper market will appear in EUWID Recycling and Waste Management 10/2013.
Online subscribers can already access the report on our website.