Recovered paper prices continued to rise on the German market in March

Recovered paper prices continued to move in just one direction: almost all grades on the German recovered paper market became more expensive in March, reflecting the trends in neighbouring European markets. Demand from the paper industry remains healthy, respondents told EUWID. So far, there has been no evidence of the widespread shutdowns which market players had feared in the wake of skyrocketing gas prices resulting from the war in Ukraine. Most paper mills have been running without major disruptions with machines stopped only occasionally for short periods of time.

Recovered paper arisings are said to be widely stable and adequate but market sources occasionally report below-average collection volumes from the commercial segment. Furthermore, a decrease in imports, as neighbouring European countries increasingly serve Asian markets, is said to have created tension on the German market, at least in the west and north of the country. Under these circumstances, the market for recovered paper was still a sellers’ market, a respondent concluded....

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