GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The April 2022 edition (Number 201) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published a few days ago. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive… Read More

RCP Market: $300M annual export trade continues boom time

Australia’s exports of recovered paper continue to boom as the total value of exports rocketed to a record AUD291.1M year-ended February. The average export price moderated slightly, but at AUD300.70/t, February was the third successive month exports have topped $300/t. Export volumes were 7.5% higher over the year-ended February 2022… Read More

Finnish paper mill strike ends but demand remains high for now, keeping paper prices up

News that the Finnish paper mill strike ended with agreement between UPM and unions late April was welcome, with European operating rates set to return to near full capacity as demand remains strong in most corners of the world. That feeds into our headline assessment that printing and communication paper… Read More

Australian Printing Paper Grades Price Indexes: Variable in February

Latest detailed paper trade price indexes showed variable movement in February, with three month moving average prices across the grades performing differently. The price indexes grew sharply for some grades, while others fell. Because of the delay between orders, shipments and deliveries, the Australian indexes appear to be around three… Read More

Regional Printing Paper Import Volume Analysis – Aus trade up 15.3%, NZ up 35.3%

Over the year-ended February 2022, Australia’s imports of printing and communication papers increased 15.3% to total 349.6 kt. This one-year increase equates to Australia’s imports growing by 46.3 kt. Examined on a monthly basis, in February 2022 imports increased 20.5% on the month prior, to total 25.9 kt. February 2022… Read More

China’s tissue consumption nothing to sneeze at

Consumption of tissue products in mainland China has risen an average 5.6% per annum over the last decade, 3.5 times faster than for the rest of the world. A wide variety of products – most used by individuals – are encompassed under the tissue, towel and related products segment. From… Read More

Pulp Market: Global prices return to near record levels

Pulp prices across the world continued to roar upwards in March, with China’s softwood prices approaching records achieved just one year ago. The inflationary pressures are mounting and commentators widely expect those pressures will persist until at least the end of 2022. Commodity pulp prices provide a window into pricing… Read More

RCP Market: $300M annual export trade continues boom time

Australia’s exports of recovered paper continue to boom as the total value of exports rocketed to a record AUD291.1M year-ended February. The average export price moderated slightly, but at AUD300.70/t, February was the third successive month exports have topped $300/t. Export volumes were 7.5% higher over the year-ended February 2022… Read More

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