Demand for recovered paper which drove production and exports in 2021 has continued into the New Year.

Demand for recovered paper which drove production and exports in 2021 has continued into the New Year.

The export of recovered paper from the EU to several countries in the Far East has increased sharply in recent weeks. This strong demand has also pushed up processing with some insiders already cautiously talking about record levels. To some extent, this development has taken the European paper industry by surprise. It is reluctantly gearing up to match demand but whether that will be enough remains to be seen. European demand for scrap paper can certainly be called healthy.

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