EUWID sources are quoting slightly lower prices for recovered paper in the UK, even though supply is scant.
Buyers and sellers doing business on the UK market reported a slight reduction in recovered paper prices in September.
The amount of paper for recycling collected on the British market remained low in September, as is normally the case this time of year. Collection volumes are not expected to rise until the end of September. In spite of the low arisings, prices for virtually all grades continued to spiral downward - a trend that was actually far from typical in September, experts told EUWID.
Only very small volumes were headed to China in mid-September since the licences published by then had already been used up, insiders said. New licences covering a total of 101,500 t were issued on 23 September, and these are likely to give another boost to demand.
This article is an excerpt from EUWID's monthly report on the recovered paper market in the UK.
Find the EUWID Price Watch UK for September in EUWID Pulp and Paper issue no 39/2019, which will be available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 25 September.