Paper and metals prices up, plastics stable in last week’s Intelligence


Last week’s Intelligence reported that prices for paper and metals had increased on the back of extra demand.

However, this pattern wasn’t repeated in plastics, where prices remained stable.


The low exchange rate for the pound against the dollar has helped to drive demand for paper grades, with OCC rising by £3 per tonne, while mixed proved especially popular rising by £6 per tonne.

News & pam dropped back by £5 per tonne following the fire at Palm, but the high price of mixed on the export market prevented it from falling back any more.

Copper increased in value by £150 per tonne, while £175 per tonne was added to brass grades.

Aluminium grades increased by £100 per tonne. 

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