Prices for sorted graphic paper for deinking under downward pressure in Germany


On the German recovered paper market, prices for sorted graphic paper for deinking continue to decline on excess supply.

German prices for sorted graphic paper for deinking fell for the second month in a row in February. Following a downward correction of €5/t in January, prices have been reduced by another €5-10/t. The reason behind the recent price drop was excess recovered paper supply. Southern Germany in particular was said to be flooded with volumes, while other regions were also experiencing an oversupply.

Prices for mixed paper have also weakened in February. The large majority of supply contracts was signed at prices €5-10/t below the previous month’s level.

There were conflicting reports about the price development in the coloured letters and multi printing segments in February: While some market participants said prices have been left untouched, most EUWID sources reported mark-downs of at least €5/t. In certain cases, dropped as much as €15/t free delivered in February, they said.

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