Markets subdued as Chinese New Year holiday comes to an end


Prices have been largely stable on this week’s scrap-ex price report, but the markets have been quiet this week with China on holiday for its New Year celebrations.

Mixed bottles scrap-ex grade A were up a touch to £245 to £270 from £240 to £270 last time. Most other grades were unchanged, although LDPE 98/2 was down to £280 to £330 from £285 to £330 last week.


In paper grades, news and pams were down to £110 to £117 from £115 to £120 a week ago. Cardboard/KLS was unchanged on £116 to £125. SOW/Office papers increased to £115 to £125 from £100 to £110 a week ago.

Copper dry bright was up a touch at the top end to £4,750 to £5,150 from £4,750 to £5,100 last time.

Aluminium cans lowered a bit at the bottom end of the range to £950 to £1,050 from £965 to £1,050 a week ago.

Ferrous grade OA structural plate was at £265 to £320 compared to £270 to £320 a week ago.

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