Recovered Paper Exports Fall 5% as Prices Crash 28%

Australia exported 1.053 million tonnes of recovered paper in 2019-20, a fall of 4.8% on the prior year. In a year in which the market was torched, the total value of exports fell a huge 27.7% to be valued at AUD172.4M. The only grade that held up was the ‘Unsorted’… Read More

Beyond China: Webinar Focusses on Asia

The Appita and IndustryEdge webinar series focussed on local, asian and global pulp and paper markets continues to deliver insights. The second webinar, featuring a detailed interview from inside the Chinese paper market, heard more on China’s move to supply its ever growing internal demand for paper and paperboard. To… Read More

Australia’s pulp consumption fell 12.4% in 2020 financial year

Australia’s apparent consumption of virgin fibre pulp fell 12.4% in 2019-20, according to our latest analysis. Driven lower by the closure of Norske Skog’s Albury mill in late 2019, total virgin pulp consumption fell to 1.581 million tonnes, the lowest level in a decade. Although most of the impact was on… Read More

Access the Latest Wood Fibre Data for Australia and New Zealand

Get access to all of the latest log, woodchip and sawnwood data via Wood Market Edge online, IndustryEdge’s ground-breaking data and information service. In recent months, our innovative approach to tracking the global woodchip trade has been enhanced by online delivery. Subscribers to Wood Market Edge online can login and… Read More

Economics: Manufacturing picked up in June, but it’s all about food right now

At a headline level, news of the expansion of the Australian manufacturing sector will always be well received. It is good news, but it is also patchy news, because as we well know, not all sectors are faring as well as others. The Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australia PMI®)… Read More

NZ sack and bag trade largely local, but watch pre-converted imports

Probably the world’s greatest dairy products exporter, New Zealand is inevitably a massive user of fibre packaging, including industrial sacks and bags. Like other forms of fibre packaging, New Zealand is largely self-sufficient in this sector, with imports playing a supporting role. Having upgraded its Auckland sack plant in April… Read More

2020 Strategic Review – Now Available for Subscription

In 2020, the challenges of understanding the directions markets are headed has never been more complex. Our most reliable tools are data, facts and comprehensive analysis. If you are engaged in considering the pulp, paper, paperboard, fibre packaging, paper products and tissue sectors in any way, IndustryEdge’s Pulp & Paper… Read More

Market Webinars Commence Next Week: Discounted Access for IndustryEdge Subscribers

IndustryEdge is delighted to be partnering with Appita,* to deliver a series of six market-focussed webinars on the ‘State of the Market’.  The six webinars will be conducted monthly in the second half of 2020, providing information, insights and the opportunity to engage with IndustryEdge, with others in the local… Read More

DEVELOPING NEWS: Global shipping companies end recovered paper exports to China

Recovered paper shipments to China could cease before the end of 2020, with global shipping companies now rejecting shipments for delivery after the end of September. The second and fifth largest global shipping conglomerates (Mediterranean Shipping Company [MSC] and Hapag Lloyd) have announced separately that they will cease shipping recovered paper… Read More

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

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