The first weeks of January have not seen major price movements on the German recovered paper market. Arisings were good but the volumes could easily be absorbed by the market.
Prices for recovered paper in Germany are generally still on the same level as in December. Only prices for sorted graphic paper for deinking have seen slight downward movement although this trend could already be discerned in December in individual cases.
In the Far East export market, prices for supermarket paper and board increased slightly at the beginning of the year, but demand is not yet seen to be particularly strong.
Recovered paper arisings in Germany were seasonally high at the beginning of the year. However, recovered paper merchants reportedly did not find it difficult to sell the collected volumes in the market. "Merchant inventories have so far not seen any major increase”, an industry observer tells EUWID.
⇒ This article is an excerpt from EUWID's report on the German paper market. The EUWID Price Watch Germany for January will be published in EUWID Pulp and Paper no. 6 on 6 February.
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