Some paper and plastics fall, but slight improvement for non-ferrous metals


Last week saw the price of some key paper and plastic grades fall back again.

But there was a small improvement for non-ferrous metals, although ferrous metals again fell in price.


While OCC managed to stay the same as the week before, helped by the low pound against the dollar, mixed paper continued to slide losing a further £3 per tonne. Soft mixed paper also eased back, but otherwise paper prices were stable.

In plastics, the weak pound helped to keep some balance in the market, but poor demand knocked a further £10 per tonne off the price of LDPE film.

In the metals market, the price of copper increased by £25 in partial reaction to the low pound. Brass was also up £25 while aluminium increased by £50 per tonne.

But another £5 per tonne came off already low value steel grades on the back of the announced job losses at Tata in Port Talbot. 

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