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Canadian mills buy up OCC


March 6, 2007
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Canadian mills bought a hefty amount of old corrugated containers (OCC) last December, the Pulp and Paper Products …

Canadian mills bought a hefty amount of old corrugated containers (OCC) last December, the Pulp and Paper Products Council reported.

Canadian facilities purchased 146,606 metric tons, marking a 25% increase from December 2005. This contrasts with nearly flat to negative purchasing of other recovered paper grades.

From 2005 to 2006, OCC purchases shot up 13%, reaching a total of 1.75 million metric tons. News consumption as a whole fell 6%, while purchases of #8 news rose 2%, PPPC confirmed. Mixed paper purchasing rose 8%, while interest in boxboard cutting fell 23%.

Total consumption by Canadian mills last year increased 1%.


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