The German waste textiles market remains mired in uncertainty. What’s more, the outlook is considered "rather gloomy” given persistently high inflation in buyer countries and rising costs. At the same time, insiders report that the long-bemoaned scant supply situation for original collected stock has eased a little. Original collected stock prices have "certainly peaked, if they haven't already started weakening,” a source from a big industry player told EUWID. All things considered, sorters had a little more on stock than they used to. The era of "just in time” supply for sorters was "thankfully, a thing of the past".
Nevertheless, original collected stock remained sought-after because collection volumes were "nowhere near where they were in years past”, and quality was generally worse in the spring than in the autumn when collection activity was lively, market participants reported.
The EUWID market report on waste textiles in Germany is published every other month. Access the full late March report and previous reports here: