OCC demand strengthens in March buying period

Demand and pricing for most recovered fiber grades are continuing to trend upward as of the March buying period.

Although domestic mixed paper prices remained mostly stagnant from the January buying period, most other recovered paper grades saw pricing rise.

Recyclers say domestic and export demand for old corrugated containers (OCC) is healthy. One recycler based in the Southeast adds that OCC markets have been strong and improving for nearly a year.