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

Global newsprint consumption fell 18% in 2020

Latest data shows global consumption of newsprint fell 18% in the 2020 calendar year, as total demand fell below 15 million tonnes. At the same time, the global share of production for the Top 10 producing countries fell to an all-time low 71.6%. As the initial chart shows, total consumption… Read More

Its Christmas shopping time: right now!

Rather than diminishing over time, global shipping and freight delays are worsening on many routes, in the lead up to the busiest time of year: Christmas. With retailer’s order books completed, many are now scrambling to ensure they get sufficient capacity on vessels and their supply chain has enough shipping… Read More

Paper, packaging and fibre under the microscope: IndustryEdge’s annual strategic review turns 30!

In a year like no other, the incredible surges in demand for tissue and hygiene products, for home deliveries and corrugated boxes, was matched by unparalleled shifts in demand for printed media. Simultaneously, pulp prices hit record highs, recovered paper import bans by China and spiking sea freight costs had… Read More

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The July 2021 edition (Number 193) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry has just been published. This month, as the IndustryEdge team commenced preparing the 30th annual edition of the Pulp & Paper Strategic… Read More

Australia’s oldest existing paper mill: window to the past

Though it has not been in operation for many long years, Australia’s oldest paper mill is still standing, on the banks of the Barwon River at Fyansford, just outside Geelong in Victoria. Constructed from 1876-78, the mill’s bluestone and brick buildings are still in place, as are the manager’s house,… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge: Edition 192 is Now Available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The June 2021 edition (Number 192) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. All roads led to New Zealand in June, as the Whakatane Board Mill remained open, after a last minute… Read More

Newsprint recovery rate holds up

Australia’s newsprint recovery and recycling rate was 65.6% in 2020, according to the latest report from industry body ThinkNewsBrands*. With newsprint consumption by major publishers falling for the tenth successive year, maintaining a relatively high recovery and recycling rate is ever more challenging for the sector. Based on surveys throughout… Read More

Tasman Newsprint mill closure and what it means

The Tasman newsprint mill at Kawerau on New Zealand’s North Island will cease production at the end of June. Norske Skog’s sixty-six year old mill was under review since late 2020, with efforts made to find alternative products and other options all being considered, but clearly falling short. Closing the… Read More

Paper sector recovery underway: Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The May 2021 edition (Number 191) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. Latest analysis shows the paper sector’s trade has recovered some ground in the first quarter of 2021, but its… Read More

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