Paper Scrap Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Paper Scrap in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Paper Scrap Price Trend for the Second Half of 2023

Paper scrap prices were observed to be declining throughout the said period of the last two quarters of 2023. India, though, remained the top buyer of the US’s recovered paper; a 27% decline in the purchase volume was observed in the third quarter compared to the previous year. A total decline of about 17% was seen in the total global paper scrap export from the USA.

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Paper Scrap Price Trends and Forecast

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This was the case with all the top 10 importers of paper scrap from the United States. Only Thailand maintained its import volumes. Domestic wastepaper prices in India, too, took a massive hit amidst a declining demand. As more and more paper intensive processes are getting digitized, consumption seems to be falling. Overall, a receding price trajectory was observed in H2’23.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the Paper Scrap price trends are likely to fall further going forward given the current consumption patterns.

Paper Scrap Price Trend for the First Half of 2023

The prices of paper scrap were supported by the high rates of exports from the US. The rates of export increased as the demand for paper scrap reached new highs in certain nations. In Thailand alone, the rise in the percentage incline in demand was almost around 120 percent.

In Asian countries, however, the demand for paper scrap fluctuated, especially during the second quarter of 2023. The traders expected a rise in demand for paper scrap in this quarter, but the packaging industry performed weakly, producing tepid demand and hampering the growth of sales amid the slump in the property market.

In the China region, the manufacturing units resumed their rates of production after the long stretch of COVID restrictions and the Lunar New Year holidays, but with low procurement from the downstream sectors both in the domestic and international regions, the prices of paper scrap suffered adversely.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trend of Paper Scrap is expected to showcase an oscillating trajectory owing to the fluctuating market demand and slow recovery from the aftereffects of the pandemic and geopolitical conflicts on the global markets.

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Paper scraps are discarded and unused paper pieces that could be derived from a wide variety of paper-based items such as newspapers, magazines, office paper, cardboard, packaging materials, and other printed materials. Paper scrap can be generated from households, businesses, industries, and institutions when paper products reach the end of their useful life or become obsolete. Recycling and repurposing paper scrap is a common practice to reduce waste, conserve resources, and produce new paper products, contributing to environmentally sustainable practices.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Paper Scrap
Industrial Uses Paper and cardboard production, Art and craft, Insulation material, Molded pulp products, Pulp and paper mills, Cellulose based products
HS Code 47073090
Supplier Database Cascades Recovery, Global Waste Recyclers Ltd, International Paper, Perlen Papier AG, Sonoco Products Company, ST Paper Resources PTE LTD
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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