German recovered paper prices drop again in July

Pile of recovered paper at a RCP yard.
Lower waste paper arisings in July and a better August demand have eased the pressure on recovered paper prices in Germany.
19 Aug 2020 − 

The price situation on the recovered paper market in Germany looks to be stabilising in August, following a palpable dip in waste paper arisings in July.

German recovered paper prices continued on the downward path in July. Continuing the pattern seen in June, mass grades were under the most pressure. Prices of mixed paper and board (1.02), supermarket paper and board (1.04), and used corrugated kraft II (4.03) had dropped again by a few tens of euro in July, depending on the previous month's price.

Prices of medium and high recovered paper grades did not alter much in July with the exception of sorted graphic paper for deinking (1.11) and white woodfree uncoated shavings (3.18.01).

Waste paper arisings had grown significantly in June, resulting in significant downward pressure on June and July prices. However, recovered paper collection volumes dropped sharply again in the course of July.

The market looks to be balanced with stable prices in August. Relatively low collection volumes were now coinciding with pretty good demand from the paper industry, an EUWID respondent explained.

EUWID subscribers can read more about the development on the German recovered paper market in our new issue 34/2020, which is available to our e-paper and print subscribers as of 4 June.

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