Recovered paper collection volumes in the UK remained on the low side on the whole until the middle of June. Market experts attributed this to public holidays in May and June as well as to the start of the summer holiday season. Demand from domestic and export markets remained quite good, meaning that prices could be characterised as stable or rising slightly overall.
Mixed paper (1.02) remained sought-after both by consumers in the UK and on the export market. Experts told EUWID that the pound-dollar exchange rate has been fuelling strong demand from Asian paper mills. What is more, domestic recovered paper consumption within North America was said to be good, meaning that less recovered paper was being shipped from there to Asia. Asian paper mills were thus turning to Europe, and specifically to the British market, instead.
The full report on the UK recovered paper market including the price table appears in issue 13/2016 of EUWID Recycling and Waste Management on 22 June 2016. Online subscribers can access it here: