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By the end of 2019, the prohibition will be extended to stainless steel scraps and non-ferrous scrap excluding aluminium and copper. The announcement from Beijing follows the import ban placed on 24...
Overseas shipments of mixed paper dropped from 264 049 tonnes in early 2017 to 229 425 tonnes, not least because of China’s new import stance. The UK’s exports of OCC, meanwhile, edged 0....
US plastics scrap shipments to China dwindled from 150 630 tonnes in January-February 2017 to 10 476 tonnes in this year’s corresponding period. The three largest export markets for US plastics...
Declines were also recorded for all other grades of recovered paper, including corrugated (-16.6% year on year), pulp substitutes (-60%) and printed news (-43.5%). In revenue terms, China still...
Turkey remained the runaway leader in terms of US scrap imports with its purchases climbing 14.1% year on year to 3.631 million tonnes. China upped its order by an identical percentage in buying 1....
The standards state an adoption date of December 31 this year, with entry into force proposed for March 1 2018. The BIR world recycling organisation and the US Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries...
Speaking at EuRIC’s first European Recycling Conference held recently in Milan, Van de Nes said that, in the short term, ‘we will continue to see disrupted recovered paper markets’ owing to China’s...
Although this information has appeared in the media, ISRI stresses that ‘it cannot be confirmed until the Chinese government issues the final regulation’ and that the timeline for...
In mid-September, cfr prices paid by Turkish mills for shipments from Europe and the USA were still above US$ 350 per tonne in certain instances. Before the end of that same month, however, increased...
‘Imports continue to negatively impact the US steel industry,’ underlines Nucor. ‘Through the first nine months of 2017, finished steel imports accounted for an estimated 27% share...
China and Hong Kong together imported 10.2 million tons of plastics scrap in 2016 - but this figure is likely to nosedive next year, he warned. According to a report submitted by Dr Steve Wong,...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
Although many experts were not expecting a sizeable downward correction, the end of the month has arrived with cfr price indications for Turkey-bound shipments from Europe and North America hovering...
‘We believe the 1.5% level for OCC, as set out in EN643 (the European list of standard grades of paper and board for recycling) and currently required by the Chinese authorities, provides the...
China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 18 of its plans to stop accepting imports of certain wastes by the end of 2017 as part of its National Sword campaign. Despite lamenting the...
During the very first of 14 meetings, BIR’s advisor on China’s policy and regulatory developments Ma Hongchang warned the world association’s non-ferrous metals division that, under...
The more recent reduction in Chinese steel values has also impacted all markets across Asia and ‘prices for finished steel in almost all countries have softened’, it is also noted in the...
According to latest stats from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, a shade over 2.1 million tonnes left American shores in January-February 2017 as against just 1.368 million tonnes...
'This could even mean we introduce our own TRA quality stamp of approval,' he told Recycling International following the first-ever Quality First Recycling Conference, held in London this month. Some...
Up to 220 kg of scrap must be used for every tonne of steel produced in the country by 2020, whereas calculations by the China Association of Metal Scrap Utilisation suggest the scrap usage average...
Stainless steel scrap prices have made further strong progress since our previous report in late January, with the 304 grade advancing from US$ 1240-1290 to US$ 1290-1340 per tonne and the 316...
  Almost nine million vehicles are ready for scrapping in India, according to Surendra Patawari Borad of Gemini Corporation at the latest Metal Recycling Association of India conference. 'Just...
Among the major producers, the biggest year-on-year gains for February were reported by Turkey (+15.6% to 2.739 million tonnes), India (+8.9% to 8.113 million tonnes), South Korea (+8.3% to 5.508...
Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
Only 7 tonnes of gold out of the 24 000 tonnes estimated to be available was collected via the cash for gold recycling scheme that was launched ‘with much fanfare’ in November 2015 by...
Despite shifting ferrous prices, chrome scrap values have remained within their existing ranges of US$ 320-360 per tonne for 409 material and US$ 420-460 for the 430 quality. News from the...
Now at 'a record high', imports are said to account for 25% of the EU market and climbed 9% in the second half of 2016. Chinese steel imports 'are being replaced by those from other countries',...
December began like a breath of fresh air for the European plastic scrap market. Whereas November had been sluggish in terms of demand and prices, the final month of 2016 produced a jump in values...
From solid start to state of flux Ferrous scrap prices remained on higher ground in the early weeks of 2017, gaining around US$ 15 per tonne over the levels quoted in our late-November report. But...
According to data from the Census Bureau and International Trade Commission, leading buyer Turkey slashed its US ferrous scrap purchases by more than 21% - from 3.961 million tonnes in 2015 to 3.123...

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