Australian ‘Kraft’ paper and board prices continue to climb

Having hit an all-time high in January (AUDFob1,116/t), Australian Kraftliner export prices have barely receded since and remain at historic highs, while export volumes have hardly missed a beat. The situation is similar for Sack Kraft, exports of which are smaller but higher priced. Sack Kraft prices are yet to… Read More

Funding for the future confirms importance of regional paper industries

Elections are times for big announcements, some of which are commitments that only materialise if the party making the commitments are elected. Other announcements, however, have been locked in previously, with the incumbent government using the election period to emphasise their support for an industry and/or a region. That’s politics!… Read More

BREAKING: Monthly softwood imports second highest ever: annualised consumption hits all-time high

BREAKING: Australia’s consumption of sawn timber for housing and other uses lifted to an all time high year-ended March 2022. Data released just hours ago and loaded to IndustryEdge’s Wood Market Edge online platform shows supply of timber continues to work to meet Australia’s huge demand for new houses. Consumption of… Read More

End of the ‘magic pudding’ era of timber supply: what peak capacity means for you!

The last two years have startled the housing market and timber supply chain into understanding there is no magic pudding of endless global timber supply, just waiting for demand to gobble it up. In fact, the recent experience is that like waiting politely for the pudding to come around at… Read More

How much LVL, Glulam and CLT is used in Australia? Closing in on answers

Australia is close to understanding the quantity of engineered wood products it uses each year. New trade data shows – for the first time – the volume as well as the value of LVL, Glulam, CLT and I-Beams imported to and exported from Australia and New Zealand and in fact,… Read More

LATEST PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS & ANALYSIS: Edition 199 of Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2022 edition (Number 199) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive briefings on fibre… Read More

Australian sawnwood demand to peak in March 2022

Sawn structural softwood demand will peak in March 2022 according to IndustryEdge’s Australian Sawn Softwood Demand Forecast. The forecast is an important tool for understanding demand and supply balances, for organising business-level supplies and scheduling workloads. There is a clear difference between demand on the one hand and consumption on… Read More

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