Although traditionally an unspectacular month, February brought changes on the British recovered paper market. Supplies were ample for the ordinary grades, while the market was increasingly challenging for sellers of mixed grades.
Paper mills are reporting high inventories and comparatively modest consumption of ordinary grades because machines are not running at full speed everywhere. Minor changes occurred on the price front. Conversations with market players made it clear that mixed paper has become a little more expensive despite high arisings. The price bracket for OCC has become a little narrower, but no significant movement was reported.
The full report for the recovered paper market in the UK appears in EUWID Recycling and Waste Management 4/2013.
Online subscribers can already access the report on this website.