Recycling export report: paper (April 2019)

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Overall, figures from the latest HMRC data showed that exports of OCC and mixed paper improved in April, while news & pams saw some decreases.  

OCC – Commodity code 470710 

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Globally, 190,452 tonnes of this material was sent abroad from the UK, this is an increase on March when it exported 186,492 tonnes.  

China remained the best buyer of OCC this month, as it imported 105,440 tonnes. However, this is slightly down on last month’s figure of 107,036 tonnes, and a decrease on April 2018 (114,351 tonnes).  

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India increased the amount it purchased, as it imported 37,104 tonnes, up from 24,778 tonnes last month. This is the highest quantity since March 2018, and higher than this month last year (26,155 tonnes).  

Indonesia decreased its import of this material by over half, as it purchased 7,337 tonnes, down from 16,175 tonnes. This is the lowest amount so far this year, but slightly higher than April 2018 when it bought 6,143 tonnes.  

Vietnam reduced its amount of OCC as it imported 1,695 tonnes, down from last month when it purchased 4,174 tonnes.  

The EU imported 11,734 tonnes, up from 8,580 tonnes in March. The Netherlands was the best buyer (5,595 tonnes), followed by Germany (2,537 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
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Mixed paper – Commodity code 470790 

Globally, mixed paper exports sharply increased throughout April, as the UK exported 134,025 tonnes, up from last month’s figure of 125,216 tonnes.   

The trend of China being the best buyer of this material continued this month, despite this material being banned in the country. It imported 45,992 tonnes, up from 40,919 tonnes in March. This is the highest amount we have on our records for China’s importation of this material and is a significant jump from April 2018 (12,467 tonnes).  

Indonesia was the only key destination to decrease its purchasing of mixed paper as it bought 12,624 tonnes, down from 20,490 tonnes. This is also down on April 2018 when it imported 16,487 tonnes.  

India bought 35,909 tonnes, an increase from March’s figure of 30,092 tonnes. However, this is down on April 2018 when it bought 43,863 tonnes.  

The UK exported 20,619 tonnes to the EU, slightly up from the 19,413 tonnes it sent last month.  

Vietnam purchased 3,112 tonnes, up from 2,020 tonnes. However, this is over half of what it imported in April 2018 (6,865 tonnes). 

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 470430 

The UK exported a total of 22,885 tonnes, a minimal decline from March when it sent 22,924 tonnes abroad.  

Of this, the EU imported 8,478 tonnes, up from last month’s 7,077 tonnes. It was also the best buyer of this material. 

China nearly tripled the amount of this material it purchased, as it bought 1,480 tonnes, up from the 598 tonnes in March. Although, this time last month it imported 7,804 tonnes.  

The pattern of Hong Kong’s importation of this material fluctuating continued this month as it bought zero amounts of this material, the same trend witnessed in February and December 2018. This is down from March when it bought 1,827 tonnes.  

India bought 6,002 tonnes, a small decline from last month’s 6,606 tonnes, and majorly down on April 2018 when it imported 14,271 tonnes.  

Indonesia purchased 3,733 tonnes, down from 4,129 tonnes.  

N&P key destinations (470730)

wdt_ID Date China Hong Kong India Indonesia EU total
1 01/12/2017 4,109,684 2,891,240 5,750,650 1,196,290 7,208,623
2 01/11/2017 22,701,293 854,064 6,427,402 2,439,980 6,360,676
3 01/10/2017 9,878,248 2,237,977 4,495,196 4,133,030 7,631,169
4 01/09/2017 10,441,460 593,225 1,422,481 2,950,660 7,715,215
5 01/01/2018 8,524,061 1,958,580 7,465,626 2,193,538 6,699,157
6 01/02/2018 8,068,680 1,397,100 6,475,890 3,724,600 6,653,235
7 01/03/2018 7,895,400 2,116,520 16,849,145 2,073,660 6,505,887
8 01/04/2018 7,804,741 2,645,300 14,271,690 8,301,805 6,904,991
9 01/05/2018 17,523,240 303,650 8,586,135 1,655,540 7,265,323
10 01/06/2018 13,436,260 3,619,580 5,707,480 2,799,660 2,028,904

OCC historic data – all destinations 

OCC exports 2019

OCC exports 2018

OCC exports 2017

OCC exports 2016

OCC exports 2015

OCC exports 2014

OCC exports 2013

OCC exports 2012

Mixed paper historic data – all destinations

Mixed paper 2019

Mixed paper 2018

Mixed paper 2017

N&P historic data – all destinations

N&P 2019

N&P 2018

N&P 2017 

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