Coated woodfree grades hanging on in New Zealand

No reminders are required that coated papers have had it tough the last decade. That is true in New Zealand, but the latest data hints that the market is stabilising and may have reached the bottom. Although a reminder isn’t really required, the context for New Zealand’s consumption of Coated… Read More

Pulp Market Briefing: Prices continue to fall as demand-side factors hang heavy

Global pulp prices dipped again in September, with the major pulps falling away sharply in the main Chinese market where local pressures are suppressing demand. In China, the Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) price fell an average USD50/t to average USD790/t. Their hardwood counterpart, Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) saw prices fall… Read More

RCP Market: OCC exports up 10%, av price lifts to all-time high

Australia’s recovered paper export prices continued to punch out new records in August as global demand and supply remains in deep disruption. The weighted average export price lifted 8.5% to an all-time high of AUDFob275.18/t. Record prices are being driven by a complex web of factors, including the current challenges… Read More

Converted Products Briefing: year ended August 2021

  Moulded Fibre Products Imports Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre products grew across the year ended August 2021, their value increasing 15.5% on the prior year. As displayed in the chart, in recent months imports have decreased and the annual total has flattened. Total annual imports for the year ended… Read More

NEW Indexes: Australian Packaging Paper Trade Prices

The newest addition to IndustryEdge’s suite of trade price indexes – for packaging papers – has been released, for the exclusive use of IndustryEdge subscribers. Three headline indexes and six sub-indices are now available to subscribers each month. The headline indexes detail the weighted average trade price movements set out… Read More

Pulp: Prices continue to fall as demand-side factors hang heavy

Global pulp prices dipped again in September, with the major pulps falling away sharply in the main Chinese market where local pressures are suppressing demand. In China, the Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) price fell an average USD50/t to average USD790/t. Their hardwood counterpart, Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) saw prices fall… Read More

INSIGHT: Australian corrugated market lifted 3.3% in 2020-21

Latest analysis shows Australia’s consumption of corrugated packaging paper lifted 3.3% to a new record 1.443 million tonnes in 2020-21.  Demand increased a total 45,000 tonnes, headlined by Kraftliner consumption which rose to an all time high of 555,000 tonnes. The solid lift in demand confirms the dominance of corrugated… Read More

LATEST: Monthly analysis of the Australian and NZ pulp and paper industries now available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The September 2021 edition (Number 195) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. For all that markets are tough right now, the early sparks of a paper recovery appear to be headed… Read More

Woodchip Market: Hardwood chip exports down 11.7% year-on-year

Australia’s total woodchip exports were 3.4% lower year-ended July 2021 than for the corresponding period in the prior year, reaching 4.859 million bdmt (bone dried metric tonnes). Underscoring some of the sector dynamics, hardwood chip exports over the period were down 11.7% to 4.021 million bdmt, while their softwood counterparts… Read More

Recovered paper exports remain high as prices ramp 27%

The value of Australia’s monthly recovered paper exports hit a thirty-two month high in July, as the monthly average export price was the second highest on record at AUDFob257/t. On export volumes that reached 92.1 kt, the total value of exports was AUD23.665 million for the month. In turn, the… Read More

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