Pulp Market: Prices rise again as supply-side issues dominate nearly all commodity markets

Around the world, commodity prices are high because supply is uncertain and stressed supply chains are denuded of inventory. As consumers of pulp rush to ensure they meet their minimum needs – let alone replenish their inventories – pulp prices continued their upwards rise in May. For all the pressure,… Read More

Kiwi recovered paper exports lift, but patterns continue to change

Unlike Australia where runaway prices are driving recovered paper supplies to the export market, New Zealand’s supply has barely moved in volume and has experienced average price declines. Horrendous shipping and freight costs and continuous delays and uncertainty seem to be the main influence in restraining export prices. What is… Read More

NZ recovered paper exports demonstrate the allure of fibre

Exports of recovered paper from New Zealand lifted 6.3% year-ended March 2022, to total 283.6 kt. Amidst solid export growth overall, a curiosity arose over the year with Old Newsprint (ONP) exports lifting 176% to a reported 71.5 kt, while the Unsorted grade saw exports fall 53% to 33.4 kt. Read More

Regional Paper & Paperboard Import Value Analysis – Aus up 9.1%, NZ up 28.9% in March

Australia’s imports of paper, paperboard and paper products were valued at AUDFob273.9 million in March 2022, up 9.1% compared with the prior month. The value of monthly imports in March was 13.0% higher than in March 2021. The value of New Zealand’s imports was NZDFob78.8 million in March 2022, up… Read More

Regional Printing Paper Import Volume Analysis – Aus trade up 17.5%, NZ up 27.9%

Over the year-ended March 2022, Australia’s imports of printing and communication papers increased 17.5% to total 355.5 kt. This one-year increase means Australia’s imports grew by 52.8 kt. Examined on a monthly basis, in March 2022 imports increased 59.2% on the month prior, to total 41.3 kt. March 2022 recorded… Read More

Regional Printing Paper Price Index: Prices up 0.5% in March

The Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* increased by 0.5% in March 2022, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the quarterly average price was USDFob858/t, an increase of USD2.6/t on the prior month. The 0.5% increase is a clear… Read More

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

Ovato closes NZ print and letterbox

On 6th April 2022, Ovato announced the immediate closure of its New Zealand reel fed heat set and letterbox operations, located in Auckland. Around 100 jobs will be lost in what the company claims is a crisis brought on by paper shortages. In September 2021 it closed its Christchurch operation. Read More

2022 Pulp & Paper Industry Guide – Download Now

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA   The 2022 Pulp & Paper Industry Guide for Australia and New Zealand has just been released by IndustryEdge and Appita.  IndustryEdge subscribers can download this leading information source at no additional cost, by clicking here, logging in and downloading the Industry Guide. Subscribers familiar with the 2021… Read More

LATEST PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS & ANALYSIS: Edition 201 of Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 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 today. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive briefings on fibre… Read More

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