The effects of new containerboard capacities in Germany are being felt on the recovered paper markets. Recovered paper imports surged in 2021, especially from France and Denmark, as did prices.
Never before has Germany imported such a high volume of recovered paper than in the year 2021. Germany's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced that the country's recovered paper imports summed up to 5.3 million t last year, i.e. 21 per cent more than in the previous year when German paper mills purchased 4.4 million t of recovered paper abroad.
At the same time, Germany's recovered paper exports decreased by 16 per cent year-on-year in 2021. They were at the lowest level ever recorded in this data series that was started in 2006.
This article is an excerpt from our article on the Germany's recovered paper trade in 2021. To learn more please read our e-paper, which will be available from 16 March.Online subscribers can access it here.
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