Taking the pulse of the pulp and paper industry: June update

Each month, the team at IndustryEdge provides an update on the state of the pulp and paper industry, as a snapshot and lead in to each edition of Pulp & Paper Edge, the industry’s only market and trade analysis.  This pulse of the pulp and paper industry was drafted on 25th and… Read More

Newsprint recycling remains strong at 68%

In 2019, Australians recovered 68.2% of newsprint, despite the loss of significant offshore recycling options for Australian newsprint. The annual report, released today by NewsMediaWorks was researched and prepared by IndustryEdge and is the latest annual newsprint recycling report in a series that goes back more than twenty years. The… Read More

Annual paper trade deficit hits new record: AUD2.381 billion year-ended April

Australia’s balance of trade in paper, paperboard, paper products and fibre supplies shot to a new annual record deficit of AUD2.381 billion over the year-ended April. Based on analysis of preliminary data from the ABS, the deficit is 13.3% higher than a year ago, with the annual deficit recording an… Read More

Moulded fibre import value lifts 11.5% year-ended March 2020

Egg cartons, fruit trays, medical pulp, mini display trays and an ever-growing range of moulded-fibre products continue to increase their presence in the Australian economy. The value of Australia’s Moulded Fibre product imports increased across the year ended March 2020. Up 11.5% across the year, total imports for the year-ended… Read More

New mid-month edition provides rapid updates

MELBOURNE, Australia: IndustryEdge’s market data and intelligence service, Pulp & Paper Edge is now being produced twice per month, to keep subscribers updated with latest intelligence and data series. Responding to a dramatic increase in subscriber queries and requests for data, in addition to the traditional end of month edition,… Read More

Pulp prices respond to vagaries of global demand

Global market pulp prices continue to defy the commodity trends, remaining high in April as inter-sectoral demand balances continue to change. In the main Chinese market, shown in Figure 1, Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp prices rose USD20/t on average to USD610/t, while Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) pulp prices shifted… Read More

Pulp: Prices respond to vagaries of variable demand [Subscribers Only]

Global market pulp prices continue to defy the commodity trends, remaining high in April as inter-sectoral demand balances continue to change. In the main Chinese market, shown in Figure 1, Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp prices rose USD20/t on average to USD610/t, while Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) pulp prices shifted… Read More

March paper imports unaffected by pandemic

Imports of paper, paperboard and converted paper products to Australia were valued at AUD211.5M in March 2020, up 1.3% on a year earlier and 5.0% on February. Because of the time lag between orders, shipment and imports actually landing in Australia, the impact of COVID-19 was not evident in the… Read More

Paper imports continued to trend down in February

Printing & Communication paper annual imports declined for the fifth successive month in February. Imports totalled 20,979 tonnes in February 2020, down 19% on the prior month and 36% lower than in February 2019. January imports had spiked, against the trend decline, with most major grades seeing increases, only to see imports… Read More

Japanese paper companies continue the pivot to packaging

Japanese paper and paperboard manufacturers are continuing their ‘pivot to packaging’, as 2019 production data details. Reported at 25.376 million tonnes for 2019, total production was down 2.6% on the prior year and fell below 26 million tonnes for the first time in at least thirty years. Most significantly, as… Read More

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