Cross-market data


This section of the data portal provides information that is relevant to all sectors of the recovery and recycling market.

The current highlights and trends are:

Crude oil prices

·         Brent crude prices have continued to increase throughout the summer.. They currently stand at nearly £62 per barrel. The average price during 2018 so far has been almost £54 per barrel.


UK electricity prices

·         UK electricity prices have fluctuated over the past 4 months and reached around £70  per MWh during September, the highest price seen since rates hit nearly £195 per MWh in March 18.


Cotton prices

·         Cotton prices have seen a slight decline over the past 3 months and now fetch 58p  per pound, compared to 67p per pound at the start of August.



·         US Dollar rates declined to 1.28 against the Pound in September 2018, having started the year at 1.38 against the Pound.

·         Euro to Sterling rates remained at around £1.10 against the Pound.

·         The Chinese Yuan increased to 6.82 against the Dollar,  the highest rate seen since January 2018