Recycled paper export report: November 2022

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While OCC exports increased a little in November 2022, the latest HMRC data also shows falls for exports of mixed paper and news & pams.

A total of 190,616 tonnes of OCC was exported in this month, up from 188,302 tonnes in October.

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Mixed exports fell to 110,691 tonnes in November, from 127,240 tonnes in October.

Exports of news & pams were down to the lowest level since April 2021 in November dropping to 19,042 tonnes, compared to 23,634 tonnes in October.

OCC – Commodity code 470710

Turkey was the clear leader for OCC exports in November with 52,993 tonnes. This was an increase from 29,281 tonnes in October.

Malaysia was next and exports were also up from October to 38,744 tonnes in November compared to 26,337 tonnes in the month before.

India dropped to 31,688 tonnes, from October’s 41,653 tonnes.

Vietnam took 29,345 tonnes in November falling from 39,274 tonnes in the previous month,

Next was the EU as a whole, dropping to 19,084 tonnes in November compared to October’s 21,121 tonnes. Exports to the EU have fallen for four months in a row now and have virtually dropped by a third from July 2022’s 57,090 tonnes.

In November, exports to the Netherlands were 7,679 tonnes, lower than October’s 7,955 tonnes. Germany was next in the EU with 5,141 tonnes, not too different from 5,279 tonnes in the month before. France imported 3,824 tonnes of UK OCC in November, down from 4,997 tonnes in October. Belgium was also lower with 1,062 tonnes from October’s 1,596 tonnes.

After the EU, Indonesia came next with 11,012 tonnes, dropping from 16,812 tonnes in October.

Thailand was also down to 7,173 tonnes in November, lower than 11,945 tonnes in the previous month.

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

India bought almost half of mixed paper exported from the UK in November 2022 with 50,967 tonnes, up from 48,732 tonnes in October.

The EU in total took 23,307 tonnes, down from 30,711 tonnes in the month before. Of this, the Netherlands imported 14,285 tonnes lower than October’s 19,281 tonnes. Germany also fell to 5,935 tonnes in November from 7,990 tonnes in October. France took 1,204 tonnes in November, lower than October’s 1,742 tonnes. Belgium was up though to 1,002 tonnes, from 620 tonnes in the previous month.

Vietnam dropped to 17,992 tonnes in November compared to 18,826 tonnes the month before.

Thailand was also down to 5,563 tonnes, from 9,000 tonnes in October.

Indonesia fell to 5,529 tonnes compared to October’s 13,624 tonnes.

Malaysia was up to 3,784 tonnes in November, while October saw 2,537 tonnes sent there.

Turkey was down to 1,358 tonnes, lower than 2,034 tonnes in the previous month.

Pakistan increased imports to 1,239 tonnes, compared to 763 tonnes in October.

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

The EU remained the key export destination for this grade, albeit falling to 11,764 tonnes in November, compared to October’s 13,162 tonnes.

Of this, 8,027 tonnes went to Germany (9,060 tonnes in October), and 2,166 tonnes was exported to the Netherlands (2,360 tonnes in October).

India was the other main destination with 6,036 tonnes, lower than 8,909 tonnes in the previous month.