The Scandinavian market for OCC was stable in October and November last year, but demand and prices increased again in December. Mixed paper followed OCC market trends over the period. The graphic market was stable throughout the quarter whereas demand for the higher grades has been in continuous decline over recent months, with a surplus beginning to emerge in this segment. Scandinavia’s tissue mills have improved their stock levels and are now enjoying a more stable situation.
Problems in securing transportation during the holiday season had a positive impact on the market in December, except for the higher grades. Changes in the export situation and differences in stock positions at the various mills are likely to have a great impact on the market over the coming months.
Stena Recycling (SWE)