Pressure on recovered paper prices weakens in Poland


Recovered paper merchants in Poland have no reason to complain about lacklustre domestic demand for supermarket paper and board. Packaging and packaging paper production did not return to the desired level or even reach the levels seen last year in the second quarter, either nationally or on the European market. That being said, EUWID interviews revealed that Polish mills and their customers are at least a little busier than their competitors elsewhere in Europe and are buying normal amounts of recovered paper.

Sellers reported that recovered paper arisings remained roughly at the reduced level where they had stood since February over the past couple of months. However, they did fluctuate fairly dramatically, depending on the source. Contacts reported a year-on-year slump of up to 50 per cent, especially from the construction sector and all related segments along with consumer, electrical and household goods, which due to the size of the packaging involved generate large amounts of recovered paper and board....

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