The only reason merchants in France were able to charge higher prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in September was the strong demand from Asia and rising export prices.
Prices for supermarket paper and board (1.04) and old corrugated containers (OCC, 1.05) rose in September. Mixed paper and board (1.02) also achieved higher prices in some cases.
Several suppliers explained that the price increases resulted from a robust export business combined with continued low collection volumes, which reduced the availability of ordinary grades.
⇒ This is an excerpt from the complete French paper and board market to be published in EUWID Packaging Markets 21/2023.