The downward trend in recycled corrugated case material prices did not come to an end in June, as many market players in Italy had expected and hoped.
The reduction were mainly supply-driven, white demand apparently regained a little strength since the middle or end of May. Paper mills said they were running at better capacity utilisation. There are also reports of export opportunities at higher prices. Lower prices for recovered paper provided some relief on the cost side and made manufacturing more profitable.
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