Italian paper mills' thin order books and the resulting slump in demand for recovered paper were the main topics of discus-sion on Italy's recovered paper market in June. EUWID sources reported that prices for all grades had fallen during the month as a result.
A few market players found that mixed paper (1.02) had been affected less by the price cuts than old corrugated case material (1.05). They tied this to the slightly higher levels of demand for mixed paper on the domestic market which made the grade relative scarce.
High recovered paper grades had apparently also edged lower in June. Falling pulp prices had played a role. However, the main problem was thought to be converters' anaemic order books.