Overall OCC and mixed paper export figures from the latest official figures from HMRC export data were up from May, with more countries purchasing more from the previous month.
News and pam decreased.
OCC – commodity code 470710
Globally 216,244 tonnes of OCC were exported in May 2018, up from 178,691 tonnes in April. However, this is less than May 2017 which was 222,653 tonnes exported globally.
Exports to Europe in May 2018 were7,708 tonnes down from 8,016 tonnes in April. However, this was up from 5,456 tonnes in May 2017.
In May 2018, the UK exported just 127,823 tonnes to China up from a very low 114,351 tonnes a month earlier. This was down significantly from May 2017 when 181,070 tonnes was exported.
Exports to Vietnam increased to 17,778 tonnes in May from the low 6,674 tonnes in April. However, it was an increase from 14,451 tonnes in May 2017.
After the sharp drop in April from the record month in March, India increased its purchasing to 34,417 tonnes in May from 26,155 tonnes in April 2018. This is a significant increase from the previous year when the UK exported 14,406 tonnes to India in May 2017.
The UK continued to export less to Indonesia as 3,760 tonnes of OCC was exported to Indonesia in May 2018. This was a fall from 6,143 tonnes in April. However, this is still an increase from the 818 tonnes exported in May 2017.
OCC key destinations (47071000)
Mixed paper- commodity code 470790
Globally Mixed paper export increased this month, as 113,678 tonnes were exported in May 2018 compared to 99,570 tonnes in April 2018.
The UK exported 20,530 tonnes to China in May 2018 which is an increase on April 2018’s figure of 12,467 tonnes. This remains interesting as supposedly mixed paper exports to China have been banned since the beginning of the year.
Exports to India fell to 31,540 tonnes in May 2018 from 43,863 tonnes in April 2018. This shows that India has calmed its interest in mixed paper after the high number shown in March when they received 62,252 tonnes.
The UK has not exported as much mixed paper to Indonesia as it did in April. In May Indonesia took 8,371 tonnes of mixed paper, a sharp drop of around half from April when it received 16,487 tonnes.
Mixed paper key destinations (47079010)
N&P- commodity code 470730
The UK exported a total of 40,886 tonnes in May 2018 a decrease from the 42,664 tonnes exported in April.
China has overtaken India as the dominant buyer of news and pam with 17,523 tonnes being exported in May compared to 7,804 tonnes in April. This is the highest amount China has received this year.
While China increased their amount, India had a sharp decrease from 14,271 tonnes in April to 8,586 tonnes in May.
Indonesia has also hit its lowest number of purchasing this year as it only received 1,655 tonnes in May compared to 8,301 tonnes in April. In March, Indonesia imported 2,073 tonnes, which had been the previous lowest total of 2018 so far.
N&P key destinations (470730)
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