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
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)
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)
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