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.
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)
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)
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)
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