Recycled paper export report: June 2021

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June 2021 saw a fall in exports for OCC, but an increase for both mixed paper and news & pams, according to the latest HMRC data.

OCC – Commodity code 470710

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A total of 177,896 tonnes was exported in June 2021, down from 214,167 tonnes in May. This made it the second lowest month of the year so far, with only April’s 171,353 tonnes lower.

Turkey was the prime destination with 51,639 tonnes, down from 58,990 tonnes in May.

The EU as a whole was next with 32,859 tonnes in June, lower though than May’s 39,874 tonnes. Of this, 11,390 tonnes went to the Netherlands, 11,129 tonnes to Germany, 3,879 tonnes to France, 2,329 tonnes to Belgium, 1,326 tonnes to Spain and 1,227 tonnes to Poland.

Next came India with 29,932 tonnes, a bit up on 29,109 tonnes the month before.

Indonesian exports fell in June to 26,628 tonnes from 30,098 tonnes in May.

Vietnam though increased its imports of UK material in June to 18,089 tonnes, up from 15,882 tonnes in May.

In June, 12,303 tonnes was exported to Malaysia, falling from 28,711 tonnes in the preceding month.

Exports to Thailand almost halved between May and June falling from 10,932 tonnes to 5,893 tonnes.

OCC key destinations (47071000)

wdt_ID Date China Vietnam India Indonesia EU
1 01/12/2017 169,797,238 34,109,420 8,423,207 6,773,072 6,969,379
2 01/11/2017 141,195,914 24,491,024 13,601,647 8,683,621 6,358,291
3 01/10/2017 92,401,545 50,490,531 11,873,555 12,380,518 13,695,821
4 01/09/2017 220,831,969 22,871,385 12,628,455 3,961,079 8,304,184
5 01/08/2017 117,351,874 16,737,793 9,619,311 3,816,526 9,572,395
6 01/07/2017 145,445,005 7,086,910 5,253,257 2,246,658 7,136,389
7 01/06/2017 233,535,331 4,335,207 7,572,675 135,975 14,069,860
8 01/05/2017 181,070,651 14,451,740 14,406,892 818,736 5,455,701
9 01/04/2017 210,157,209 17,300,095 19,477,521 13,606,232 8,853,811
10 01/03/2017 232,512,036 10,464,640 10,429,028 8,800,361 3,825,716

Mixed paper – Commodity code 470790

Exports of mixed paper from the UK increased to 124,503 tonnes in June from 118,515 tonnes in May.

The EU was the key destination taking 41,466 tonnes, increasing from May’s 36,434 tonnes.

India followed with 31,697 tonnes, only a little higher than 31,297 tonnes in May.

Indonesia was next with 15,922 tonnes, up from 11,683 tonnes the month before.

Vietnam was also up in June to 13,106 tonnes compared to 12,032 in May.

Thailand dropped to 12,991 tonnes from 21,818 tonnes in the preceding month.

Malaysia was up to 4,062 tonnes compared to May’s 3,417 tonnes.

A surprising 1,800 tonnes went to China even though it is supposedly banned for import there.

Pakistan doubled its imports to 1,684 tonnes from just 875 tonnes a month earlier.

Mixed paper key destinations (47079010)

wdt_ID Date China Vietnam India Indonesia EU total
1 01/12/2017 22,529,805 5,767,421 16,168,213 28,701,760 15,069,808
2 01/11/2017 21,525,899 6,776,878 21,513,241 32,511,340 19,241,687
3 01/10/2017 9,593,975 4,340,760 14,774,368 54,498,670 24,596,269
4 01/09/2017 37,134,676 3,672,400 5,658,543 17,281,140 27,499,171
5 01/01/2018 19,743,449 5,635,360 26,605,749 18,178,619 22,555,181
6 01/02/2018 16,615,169 6,738,460 37,931,747 14,731,060 23,951,039
7 01/03/2018 9,506,604 3,401,120 62,254,124 18,293,150 30,951,364
8 01/04/2018 12,467,300 6,865,830 43,863,425 16,487,850 32,221,347
9 01/05/2018 20,530,708 7,271,480 31,540,048 8,371,720 31,144,679
10 01/06/2018 17,873,411 4,860,900 21,463,876 23,196,375 29,530,427

News & Pams – Commodity code 470730

Exports of this grade reached 34,128 tonnes from 23,009 tonnes in May. This also made it the strongest month since October 2019.

India was the most dominant destination taking 16,037 tonnes, increasing from 6,564 tonnes in May.

The EU as a whole was next with 8,341 tonnes, up from 6,197 tonnes in May. Netherlands (2,858 tonnes), Germany (2,195 tonnes) and France (2,123) were the significant EU importers.

Malaysia was next best with 3,703 tonnes up a little on May’s 3,499 tonnes.

This was followed by Indonesia with 2,953 tonnes, rising from 1,249 tonnes in May.

Turkey’s imports fell though to 2,163 tonnes in June from 4,782 tonnes in the preceding month.

OCC historic data – all destinations

Mixed paper historic data – all destinations

N&P historic data – all destinations

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