June 2019 was not a bad month for exports of recyclable paper, according to the latest HMRC export data.
OCC was up on the month before, as were news & pam. However, mixed paper exports were lower than in May.
OCC – Commodity code 470710
Global exports of OCC were 189,234 tonnes in June, up from 178,870 tonnes in May. It was lower though than June 2018, when a total of 198,114 tonnes of OCC left UK shores.
China retained its role as the dominant destination with 59,660 tonnes, down significantly on May when 76,064 tonnes was exported. This was a massive drop on June 2018’s 135,137 tonnes.
India helped to fill some of this gap with 48,227 tonnes, up significantly on May’s 31,561 tonnes. This was the strongest month for exports to India since the record 54,003 tonnes went there in March 2018.
Turkey has come from nowhere and took its highest ever total of 46,039 tonnes – an increase on 27,710 tonnes in May.
EU countries imported 10,950 tonnes of UK OCC in June, up from 8,871 tonnes in May. Of these, 7,337 tonnes went to Netherlands ports.
OCC key destinations (47071000)
Mixed paper – Commodity code 470790
Exports of the mixed paper grade fell in June compared to May. A total of 104,567 tonnes was exported in June, down from 117,715 tonnes in May.
Exports to India actually increased in June reaching 34,346 tonnes, from 33,567 tonnes in May.
EU exports of this grade fell to 25,489 tonnes in June, compared to 27,986 tonnes in May.
Despite not being permitted, 16,465 tonnes was sent to China, down from 24,790 tonnes in May.
Indonesian imports of UK material were virtually unchanged at 8,525 tonnes from 8,553 the month before.
Mixed paper key destinations (47079010)
News & Pams – Commodity code 4704
This grade saw a small increase in exports in June compared to May.
A total of 25,374 tonnes left the UK compared to 24,346 tonnes a month earlier.
As a whole, the EU was the main buyer with 9,796 tonnes, compared to 9,370 tonnes in May. Germany, with 4,330 tonnes was the dominant destination.
India’s 7,925 tonnes was the next largest, up from 7,365 the month before.
N&P key destinations (470730)
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OCC historic data – all destinations
Mixed paper historic data – all destinations
N&P historic data – all destinations