Recovered fibre exports from the UK worldwide dropped in November 2020, the latest HMRC data shows.
OCC – Commodity code 470710
Exports of OCC dropped to 161,284 tonnes in November 2020 from 176,921 tonnes in October, but this was still the second best month since March.
Turkey was the primary destination in November taking 40,502 tonnes up from October’s 32,120 tonnes.
This was followed by Malaysia’s 30,287 tonnes, which was lower than the 37,725 tonnes exported there in October.
India imported 23,355 tonnes of UK material in November, a small increase on 22,997 tonnes a month earlier.
Vietnam wasn’t far behind with 22,885 tonnes, although this was a significant drop on 39,5999 tonnes in October.
Thailand saw 16,480 tonnes in November from the UK, falling from 17,212 tonnes the month before.
Indonesia also dropped to 12,518 tonnes from October’s 14,690 tonnes.
The EU as a whole was next importing 3,285 tonnes up from 2,983 tonnes a month earlier. Netherlands was the main destination here with 1,312 tonnes, down from October’s 1,881 tonnes. Exports to Germany increased sharply to 1,127 tonnes from 229 tonnes the month before.
China imported just 2,770 tonnes as the last shipments before the ban left the UK. This was down from 7,361 tonnes in October.
Taiwan was the only other destination taking more than 1,000 tonnes with it importing 1,575 tonnes in November, more than doubling October’s 774 tonnes.
OCC key destinations (47071000)
Mixed paper – Commodity code 470790
Mixed paper exports fell to 126,023 tonnes in November from 139,621 tonnes in October. It still represented the second best month of the year though after the annual high seen a month earlier.
India by far led the way with 48,845 tonnes, just a touch higher than October’s 48,493 tonnes. It also meant it was the best month for exports to India since March.
The entirety of the EU was next with 31,298 tonnes, just a bit lower than October’s 32,899 tonnes.
Most of this went to the Netherlands, with 19,508 tonnes which was slightly lower than 19,735 tonnes in the previous month. Germany also fell to 7,688 tonnes in November from 8,468 tonnes a month earlier. France was also a touch lower at 2,426 tonnes from October’s 2,570 tonnes. Belgium dropped to 1,142 tonnes compared to 1,347 tonnes in October.
Thailand was the next best destination with 17,511 tonnes, an increase on October’s 14,326 tonnes.
Vietnam fell to 12,781 tonnes just a little lower than 13,161 tonnes the month before.
Despite being banned, 5,450 tonnes still found its way to China, down from 17,972 tonnes in the previous month.
Indonesia followed this with 4,203 tonnes, which was better than October’s 3,125 tonnes.
Pakistan almost doubled to 2,180 tonnes from 1,101 tonnes the month before.
There was a big drop to Taiwan with it importing 1,975 tonnes compared to 6,125 tonnes in October.
Mixed paper key destinations (47079010)
News & Pams – Commodity code 470730
This grade dropped to 12,850 tonnes in November from 16,857 tonnes in the preceding month. It was the third weakest month of 2013.
India was the prominent buyer with 5,990 tonnes, up a touch on October’s 5,882 tonnes.
This was followed by the EU with 4,393 tonnes, which was lower than 4,796 tonnes in the month before. Spain was the only EU destination importing more than 1,000 tonnes with it taking 1,754 tonnes, up from 1,169 tonnes in October.
Thailand was the only other destination of significance with it importing 1,254 tonnes up from just 354 tonnes in the month before.
OCC historic data – all destinations
Mixed paper historic data – all destinations
N&P historic data – all destinations