OCC and mixed paper prices fall, but metals continue to rise

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The price of OCC and mixed paper eased back last week as fundamentals in the market changed.

But the price of non-ferrous metals continued to rise on the back of more international demand.

In the paper market, only OCC and mixed changed, with both falling back by just £1 per tonne with shipping price increases and a slightly worse exchange rate situation contributing.

Non-ferrous metals saw price changes with copper rising by £75 per tonne, and brass and aluminium by just £25 per tonne.

In the plastics sector, there were no price changes for major grades.

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