Recycled paper export report: October 2021

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OCC and news & pam saw large increases in export volumes in October, but mixed was down a little.

A total of 200,280 tonnes of OCC was exported in October, compared to 157,988 tonnes in September. This was the best month for OCC since May.

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Mixed dropped a little to 147,450 tonnes in October, from 151,515 tonnes the month before. However, September was a very strong month, so this was still a good month.

It was a good month for news & pam with these increasing to 32,410 tonnes from 21,204 tonnes.

OCC – Commodity code 470710

Turkey was the biggest buyer of OCC from the UK in October taking 37,374 tonnes, compared to just 2,396 tonnes in September. This was the best month for Turkey since 51,639 tonnes went there in June.

The entire EU was the next best destination with 35,532 tonnes, up from September’s 30,818 tonnes.

Of this, 12,805 tonnes went via The Netherlands (9,868 tonnes in September), then 9,355 tonnes went to Germany (8,464 tonnes in September), 5,678 tonnes went to France (3,981 tonnes in September), 3,253 tonnes to Spain (4,139 tonnes in September), 2,146 tonnes to Belgium (2,610 tonnes in September) and 1,755 tonnes to Poland (1,399 tonnes in September).

After the EU was Malaysia with October seeing 33,907 tonnes heading there, up from 21,388 tonnes in the previous month.

Thailand was next with 31,354 tonnes, down from September’s 38,759 tonnes.

This was followed by Vietnam with 26,114 tonnes, lower than 28,316 tonnes the month before.

India fell to 18,255 tonnes from September’s 25,386 tonnes.

Indonesia took 13,653 tonnes more than doubling 6,407 tonnes in the earlier month.

In what appears to be a trend, China somehow received 3,250 tonnes in October, increasing from 3,000 tonnes in September and 1,750 tonnes in August. Interesting.

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

With 51,460 tonnes heading there, the EU was again the main destination for mixed paper in October. This was an increase from 40,321 tonnes in September.

Of this, 33,825 tonnes went to Netherlands’ ports, increasing from September’s 28,618 tonnes. Germany imported 10,139 tonnes in October from the UK, increasing from 7,027 tonnes the month before. France took 5,713 tonnes, up from 3,506 tonnes in September.

Thailand followed the EU with 38,975 tonnes, decreasing from 42,655 tonnes in the previous month.

Indonesia was next with 19,553 tonnes in October, jumping from 14,873 tonnes in September.

India eased back to 17,591 tonnes from 20,364 tonnes in the month before.

Vietnam followed with 13,788 tonnes, almost halving from September’s 24,518 tonnes.

Malaysia also dropped to 2,625 tonnes from 3,232 tonnes in September.

Pakistan took 2,168 tonnes up from 1,661 tonnes the month previously.

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 as a whole was the majority destination for UK news & pams exports with 22,431 tonnes heading there in October, from 9,007 tonnes in September.

Most of this went to Germany which bought 14,324 tonnes, up from 4,359 tonnes the month before.

The Netherlands was next with 5,075 tonnes, increasing from September’s 2,712 tonnes. France imported 1,402 tonnes (940 tonnes in September) and Belgium 1,019 tonnes (455 tonnes in September).

Exports to India fell to 7,048 tonnes from September’s 8,195 tonnes.

It was the same with Turkey which dropped to 1,291 tonnes from 2,125 tonnes the month before.

OCC historic data – all destinations

Mixed paper historic data – all destinations

N&P historic data – all destinations

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