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High recovered paper prices hold in Germany in July

Baled cardboard packaging
Demand from the packaging segment for
recovered paper continues to be strong.
16.07.2021 − 

Recovered paper prices in Germany are holding steady at a high level. Following the slight mark-downs seen in May, prices of the ordinary grades were stable in June. For July as well, prices are said to be mostly flat. In some cases – such as for mixed paper and sorted graphic paper for deinking – a slight upward tendency was also reported.

Overall, the situation on the recovered paper market is calmer for the most part, at least for the ordinary grades such as supermarket paper and board and mixed paper. The very high price level was maintained in June because demand from the industry remained consistently strong due to the full order books, while arisings remained at normal levels at best.

Arisings back to normal levels

Most EUWID respondents now describe arisings of recovered paper as back to normal and saying that they comparable to pre-pandemic levels. However, the substantial volume increases that some market participants had been hoping to see as a result of the easing of coronavirus restrictions have not materialised. There are no signs yet of a summer slump in volumes, markets players say. In the south of Germany, though, school summer holidays will not start until the end of July.

The full market report for the recovered paper market in Germany appears in the print and e-paper issues of EUWID Recycling & Waste Management (15/2021), published on 28 July. Online subscribers can access the report immediately here:

Recovered paper in Germany

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