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Paper & Cardboard Recycling Prices May 2015

The prices detailed are ex works, (usually baled) & are in pounds per tonne. These prices are not guaranteed and are meant to be an indicator of market prices. They are compiled by letsrecycle.com.

This is the May report which details prices up to April 2015.

UK Domestic Mill Prices

Mixed Papers: 28 – 48

Prices fell from January to August 2014. They picked up slightly in September but then dipped into October. The price range narrowed in November, with the highest prices falling and the lowest rising. Prices fell between January and March 2015, rising again in April.

Old KLS (cardboard): 60 – 70

Prices fell from January till June 2014 and rose slightly in July. They stayed stable in August, rising slightly in September. They fell between September and February 2015. They have remained stable since.

News and pams: 45 – 50

Prices have dropped from January 2014 except for slight rises in June and August.

Over/issue news: 55-60

Prices dropped from January to March 2014 and then rose until June to drop again in July. They stayed the same in August and September and have fallen since October.

Sorted office waste: 127 – 131

Prices rose from January to October 2014. They remained stable until January 2015, when they rose.

They have fallen steadily since February.

Coloured best pams: 123 – 125

Prices rose during most of 2014. However, they have fallen since January 2015.

Multigrade: 124-127

Prices rose between January 2014 and January 2015.

They fell in February and March.

Light letter: 135-148

Prices rose from January to July 2014 and stayed stable until February 2015, when they rose slightly.

They were stable in March, rising a little in April.

White letter: 165-180

Prices rose from January to July 2014 and stayed stable until February 2015, when they rose slightly.

They were stable in March and April.

Export Prices

Mixed Papers: 46 – 53

Prices fell from January 2014 with a rise between July and September. They fell between October and December. They rose in January and April but fell in February and March.

Old KLS (cardboard): 79 – 82

Prices fell from January till June 2014 and rose slightly between July and September. They fell between September and February but rose slightly in March and April 2015.

News and pams: 57 – 62

Prices fell in July and August 2014, rose in September. They fell till January 2015, when they increased slightly. They fell in February and March but increased in April.

Multigrade: 125-128

Prices rose from January to October 2014. Prices fell between November and February. They have remained stable since.

White letter: 190 – 200

Prices rose between January and July 2014. They remained stable until October. They fell till December but rose in January, February and March.

Best White 2: 220 – 230

Prices have remained stable since January 2015.

Merchant Prices

Mixed Papers: -5 – 10

Prices stayed pretty stable up to September but fell in October and November 2014. They remained stable in December and January but fell in February 2015.

Old KLS (cardboard): 15-25

Prices fell from January till July 2014 except for a slight rise in June. They remained stable until rising in November, then remaining stable until January 2015, when they rose slightly. They have remained stable since.

News and pams: 10-30

Prices stayed fairly stable during 2014 before falling in January and February 2015.

Mixed coloured office waste: 35-46

Prices stayed quite stable from January to July 2014. They rose from July to August and then remained stable until November. They rose slightly in November, remaining stable up until February 2015, when they fell slightly.

White office paper: 40-52

Prices rose in February and March 2014. They stayed stable until August, when they rose slightly. They have remained stable since.

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