Recycling export report: paper (July 2018)

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Overall, OCC and mixed paper export figures from the latest HMRC export data were down in July, with the majority of countries choosing not to purchase as much compared to June.

However, news & pams saw both increases and decreases from countries buying this material.

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OCC – Commodity Code 470710

OCC decreased throughout July, as certain destinations reduced the amount they purchased from the UK.

Vietnam imports from the UK almost halved in July, as it bought only 8,431 tonnes, down from the 19,760 tonnes it bought in June. Although this figure is higher than the 7,086 tonnes this time last year.

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Globally, a total of 175,043 tonnes was exported from the UK in July, down on the 198,144 tonnes in June. However, this is slightly up on the July 2017 figure of 173,239 tonnes.

July was the worst month this year for OCC purchases from Europe, with a figure of 4,642 tonnes, down half from 9,356 tonnes in June.

The Netherlands remained the best buyer in Europe (1843 tonnes), followed by Germany (1237 tonnes) and France (1141 tonnes).

China decreased its imports from the UK this month, buying 133,893 tonnes, down from 135,137 tonnes in June. This is also down on July last year when 145,445 tonnes was exported from the UK.

India slightly increased the amount it purchased, as it bought 14,490 tonnes, up from June’s figure of 13,701 tonnes. This is also up from July 2017 when it imported 5,253 tonnes from the UK.

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

Globally, mixed paper exports majorly declined in July, falling from the June figure of 106,538 tonnes to 89,153 tonnes this month. This is most likely to be the result of the China ban on this material. It is also down on July last year when the figure was 112,687 tonnes.

The EU bought the most mixed paper from the UK this month (22,385 tonnes), this is down on June when it imported 29,530 tonnes.

While this material is banned in China and is down on last month’s purchase of 17,873 tonnes, the HMRC data shows that the UK still exported 13,655 tonnes in July. However, this is the second lowest purchase of this material this year so far.

Indonesia reduced the amount of mixed paper it took, purchasing only 17,165 tonnes in July, down from 23,196 tonnes it took in June.

India’s figures also fell slightly from 21,463 tonnes in June to 20,942 tonnes this month.

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

 

N&P – Commodity Code 470730

The UK exported a total of 31,285 tonnes of news & pams in July. This is up from June when it exported 29,509 tonnes.

China remained the dominant buyer of this material in July as it bought 15,431 tonnes, up from last month’s figure of 13,436 tonnes. This makes July the second highest amount for the country this year so far.

The EU was the second strongest buyer and increased its imports of this material from the UK by almost 4 times this month, as it bought 8,091 tonnes, up from 2,028 tonnes in June.

Hong Kong saw a big decline in the amount it imported from the UK in July, buying just 659 tonnes, down from June when it bought 3619 tonnes.

Indonesia almost halved the amount it bought this month, purchasing 1,129 tonnes. This is a decrease on June when it imported 2,799 tonnes.

India fell from 5,707 tonnes to 4776 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 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 2018

Mixed paper 2017

N&P historic data – all destinations

N&P 2018

N&P 2017

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