Conditions on the Polish market for recovered paper during the second quarter were described as stable and without major price changes for the most part. In contrast to the markets in Germany and other European countries, in April and May there were no notable market-wide price increases for the bulk grades in Poland.
There was still equilibrium between collection volumes and demand from local paper mills, said industry insiders. Due to the good – some even reported very good – availability of recovered paper and the well-stocked inventories at consumers, the three national bank holidays in May did not lead to any turbulence. As has been previously reported, Chinese buyers are not playing a (direct) role in the country. Demand from German paper mills was slightly higher since prices in Poland were lower than those in Germany, recovered paper merchants noted.
The full report on the Polish recovered paper market including the price table appears in issue 12/2016 of EUWID Recycling and Waste Management on 8 June 2016. Online subscribers can access it here: