Low collection volumes send prices climbing on the British recovered paper market


A recovery in demand from the UK and Continental Europe and a distinct shortage of material culminated in rising prices for ordinary grades on the British recovered paper market in March. Market players told EUWID that high grades also showed signs of upward movement in prices or stayed the same.

European packaging paper and cartonboard producers were ordering good amounts in March. One British packaging paper plant had idled operations for a good fortnight, but another was purchasing very good amounts.

Experts reported growing interest in “sandwich” grades 70/30 or 80/20, which contain 70 to 80 per cent of cardboard.

Companies in South-East Asia were also ordering good amounts of recovered paper from the UK. That being said, Asian paper mills were still very price-conscious.

Deinking grades have also become more expensive since mid-March at the latest. These hikes mainly came against a backdrop of brisker demand from Continental European paper manufacturers.

At long last, rising prices for pulp have started to have an effect on the market for high recovered paper grades such as white newsprint (3.14) and white woodfree uncoated shavings (3.18.01).

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