Italy’s recovered paper market is showing no signs of having settled down. Ordinary recovered paper grades became a little more expensive again in April amidst low collection volumes, even though Italian paper mills are not very busy at all. It was very difficult to find buyers in Europe for deinking grades. Prices for these grades sometimes decreased a little, too, or remained stable. Prices for high recovered paper grades had been largely stable for a long time, but April ushered in initial price cuts.
Anybody who thought that weak European demand would prevent prices for ordinary recovered paper grades from rising again in April has been proven wrong. In individual cases, for instance where old prices had already been on the high side, prices in Italy were the same as in March. In most instances, though, another round of smaller price hikes was established.
Read the complete monthly report on the recovered paper market in Italy and access price tables and graphing tools here: