Prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in Germany still on the rise

Low collection volumes and attractive conditions for exports to the Far East


German prices for ordinary recovered paper grades continue to trend higher in October. Following slight increases in September, supermarket paper and board and mixed paper and board became more expensive again this month. Sources put the increase primarily down to persistently low collection volumes and attractive terms for exports to the Far East.

Demand for recovered paper from Germany also improved slightly, despite continued extensive stoppages. In a few instances, German paper mills were requesting additional material, several merchants and waste management firms noted. Buyers were also attaching more importance to sticking to agreed allocation volumes. Sources saw this as a response to attractive sales opportunities on the export market, which is spurring competition....

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