March 2021 pulp and paper analysis now available!

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 2021 edition (Number 189) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. A focus on food and fibre opportunities has been sharpened by the news of the Whakatane Board Mill’s imminent… Read More

Newsprint imports under cloud as New Zealand trade winds down

Australia’s imports of newsprint are never particularly large, but the volumes have crashed in recent months, mainly due to the end of trade from New Zealand. After a year of much higher average monthly imports, imports in January 2021 were just one third of those recorded in January 2020. The… Read More

NZ newsprint imports: Nothing going on… yet

New Zealand’s imports of newsprint have long been highly limited, due mainly to the self-sufficiency delivered by Norske Skog’s Tasman Mill. That will change in coming months as the Tasman mill transitions to be a supplier of ‘pulp-on-reel’ products and perhaps take up other opportunities. IndustryEdge was asked by a… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – February 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The February 2021 edition (Number 188) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge notes that in 2020, the decline in imports of printing and communication papers was dramatic, falling 35% compared… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – January 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2021 edition (Number 187) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge advises there is cautious optimism in most sectors of the broad industry, with those involved in specialty and… Read More

Regional printing paper prices down 2.6% in October 2020

The Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* fell 2.6% in October 2020, compared with the prior month. The latest numbers locked in a fast-falling quarter-on-quarter decline of 4.5% as the region’s average trade price rested at USDFob707/t in October. Below, the index… Read More

No place to hide: global publication paper agony is widespread

Latest global data confirms there is no ‘safe haven’ for the global printing and communication paper sector. All regions are facing similar, massive challenges. The sector is responding with closures, conversions, and with weary experience. Data from the midst of the pandemic – in the second quarter of 2020 –… Read More

Annual Strategic Review: Now Available

The 2020 Pulp & Paper Industry Strategic Review has been released and is now available for subscription by existing and previous subscribers. The 29th annual edition of Australia’s and New Zealand’s only analysis of consumption and supply of paper and paperboard provides details of the entire decade, for all major… Read More

Port Botany Chaos Adds to Trade Pains

Chaos at Port Botany, assertion of market power by global shipping companies, an industrial dispute, and ‘disastrous’ container handling conditions in Sydney have been brought to a head with a new series of port congestion surcharges at Australia’s second busiest port. The USD285/TEU (AUD388 or NZD390) charge being levied on… 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

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