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Standard Recyclate September 2023 Price Review

In August, prices again knew only one direction: down. At least the discounts for several grades were no longer as high as in the previous month. Overall, demand was very low due to the ongoing holiday season, but also because of consumer restraint. There was some pre-purchase activity, which revived ordering a little. Recyclers reacted to the weak demand by cutting back on production, but...

Standard Recyclate August 2023 Price Review

The effects of the holiday season became increasingly noticeable in July, with demand in Europe becoming slacker than in the already weak previous month. In addition, several materials struggled to compete with low-priced virgin material offers and/or imports, leading to a very uniform price trend in July: lower, again. The downward spiral even gained momentum for most materials. In other words, the discounts were even...

Standard Recyclate June 2023 Price Review

The market for standard recyclates developed inconsistently in May as weak demand and low-priced off-spec virgin material sent some recyclate prices tumbling. On the...

Standard recyclate April 2023 Price Review

Most recyclate prices trended further down in March 2023. Only rPP and rPS bucked this trend and recorded slight premiums. Unlike other recyclates, at...

Standard Recyclate March 2023 Price Review

Standard recyclate prices continued to decline in February. Even though demand picked up slightly as some processors restocked, it remained generally weak. Meanwhile, recycling...

Standard recyclate February 2023 Price Review

As is customary for January, European processors restocked after the turn of the year. However, resulting inventory-replenishment effects were noticeably smaller this time than...