Recycling export report: paper (June 2018)

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

However, for OCC and news & pam, some places went up and some went down. 

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OCC – commodity code 470710 

OCC improved throughout June as certain destinations increased the amount they bought from the UK. 

However, India sharply decreased the quantity it purchased in June, buying just 13,701 tonnes compared to the 34,417 tonnes in May. Although this figure is higher than the 7,572 tonnes in June last year.  

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Globally, a total of 198,144 tonnes was exported from the UK in June, this is down from 216,243 tonnes in May. This is also a decline on June 2017 when 264,374 tonnes was sent abroad from the UK. 

In June this year, China increased the amount it purchased, exporting 135,137 tonnes of OCC, up from the 127,823 in May. However, this was down on June 2017 when it exported 233,535 tonnes. 

Exports to Vietnam improved in June as they exported 19,760, up nearly 2,000 tonnes on May’s figure of 17,778.  

UK exports to Indonesia also increased from 3,760 tonnes in May, up to 5,037 in June.  

June was the best month so far this year for OCC purchases from Europe, with a figure of 9,356 tonnes, up from the 7,707 tonnes in May. 

While the Netherland’s was the main European buyer (4,551 tonnes), France, Germany and Italy were among the countries that improved its numbers from May.  

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 decreased from 113,665 tonnes in May down to 106,538 tonnes in June. This will be the result of the China ban on this material. This figure is also down on June 2017 (110,784 tonnes).  

While the majority of countries decreased the quantity of mixed paper it bought, Indonesia increased it. In June the UK exported 23,196 tonnes here, compared to 8,371 tonnes in May.  

India reduced the amount of mixed paper it took, purchasing only 21,643 tonnes in June compared to 31,540 tonnes in May, and down almost half from the April figure of 43,863 tonnes. 

While this commodity code is banned from China and is down on last month’s purchase of 20,530 tonnes, the HMRC data shows that UK still exported 17,873 tonnes in June.  

Vietnam bought 4,860 tonnes in June, a reduction from May when it bought 7,271 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

N&P – commodity code 470730  

The UK exported a total of 29,509 tonnes of news & pams in June. This was down on May when it exported 40,886 tonnes. 

China remained the dominant buyer for this material as it bought 13,436 tonnes, making it the second highest amount for the country this year. Although this is a decrease on the 17,523 tonnes in May.  

Hong Kong increased its amount in June purchasing 3,619 tonnes, 10 times more than in May when they bought 303 tonnes.  

June was the worst buying month of this material for India this year, as the UK only sent 5,707 tonnes, down from the 8,586 tonnes in May.  

The EU total dramatically declined making it the lowest importing month in 2018 so far. The UK exported only 2,028 tonnes in June, when in May the EU took 7,265 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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