Paper and metals prices fall


Last week saw price falls for key paper and metals grades.

With the cost of shipping continuing to rise to export markets, this has put pressure on prices.

In paper, OCC and mixed paper fell by £6 per tonne, although strong demand for multi pushed that up by £5.

In metals, copper was down by £100 per tonne following a falling price on the LME.

Plastics prices were unchanged this week. 

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