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

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

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

Spotlight on Europe: Latest pulp, paper and wood trade information and analysis

  As Russia’s atrocious war on Ukraine grinds on, it is all too clear the aggression and its implications will continue for some time. Not least of the implications is the sanctions and embargos on Russian trade. The likelihood is that many of these actions will continue well beyond the… Read More

Newsprint prices on the rise: but latest data is at odds

  Across much of the world, newsprint prices are rising. Australia and New Zealand are no exceptions. Yet, in January, the reported average import price crashed to the lowest monthly average in at least seventeen years. In a sector facing near terminal decline, what is going on? Huge energy price… Read More

2021 REVIEW: Paper’s supply chain fragility requires a rethink

Difficult though 2021 proved to be, the challenges of the year were also evidence of the fragility of global supply chains, including for the paper, paper products and fibre supplies industry. Prominent examples included shipping delays, massive shipping cost increases and shortages of raw goods and manufacturing inputs. All are… Read More

LATEST PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS & ANALYSIS: Edition 199 of Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2022 edition (Number 199) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive briefings on fibre… Read More

Is a recent lift in NZ imports restocking or sign of a recovery?

After a horror run for printing and communication papers of all types, in all markets, over the last two years, a recent upswing in imports to New Zealand has the industry asking if this is a sign of a recovery in the market or is maybe just a re-stocking. Year-ended… Read More

Newsprint imports collapsing – but that’s not the story right now

Australia’s newsprint imports were 31% lower year-ended September, slumping to 70.7 kt from 102.1 kt the year prior. Amidst the import slump, itself driven by continual demand pressures, the real story is the emphasis by manufacturers on re-setting prices, on more favourable terms. This is a global phenomenon. There are… Read More

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