What a year was 2020! Definitely not like any other as a direct result of the healthcare and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic which forced the world to adapt and change.
It was also an unusual and hectic year for the secondary raw materials we produce. You may recall that, 12 months ago, the paper and board industry was suffering the nightmarish combination of oversupply, high stocks and flat demand. Then came the first lockdown and everything changed. Demand surged as paper mills tried to stockpile as much as possible when faced with both high demand and fears of lower collection rates. Prices duly increased, collection rates decreased, stocks disappeared and the market arrived at a balance.Read More
Jean-Luc Petithuguenin , Paprec (FRA)