Australian Packaging Paper Price Index: Import prices slid 11.1% year-ended January 2024

Note: This index shows the weighted average price movements for selected grades of packaging and industrial paper, and for the total of all packaging grades, imported to Australia   The table below shows the most recent movements in the IndustryEdge Australian Packaging Paper Trade Price Indexes, based in Australian dollars. Read More

Converted Products Briefing: Year ended January 2024

Moulded Fibre Products Imports Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre products decreased across the year-ended January 2024, their value 2.4% lower than the prior year. Import value steadily increased to peak around early 2023, flattening out mid-year and dropping back somewhat in the last quarter. In January 2024, import value jumped… Read More

Packaging imports stable, despite falling

Depending on the measures used and the grades included, 2023 saw Australia’s imports of packaging either stable (-0.2% or <1,000 tonnes) compared with 2022, or down by a more significant 8.6% or 23,000 tonnes. Why the two figures? It all depends what you measure. The convenient (and to be frank,… Read More

Australian Packaging Paper Price Index: Import prices slid 13.3% in 2023

Note: This index shows the weighted average price movements for selected grades of packaging and industrial paper, and for the total of all packaging grades, imported to Australia   The table below shows the most recent movements in the IndustryEdge Australian Packaging Paper Trade Price Indexes, based in Australian dollars. Read More

Converted Products Briefing: year ended December 2023

Moulded Fibre Products Imports Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre products decreased across the year-ended December 2023, their value 6.0% lower than the prior year. Import value steadily increased to peak around early 2023, flattening out mid-year and dropping back somewhat in the last quarter. In December 2023, import value was… Read More

Australian Packaging Paper Price Index: Down 7.8% year-ended November

Note: This index shows the weighted average price movements for selected grades of packaging and industrial paper, and for the total of all packaging grades, imported to Australia   The table below shows the most recent movements in the IndustryEdge Australian Packaging Paper Trade Price Indexes, based in Australian dollars. Read More

Scrutiny rises on paper bag supplies

Much of the paper industry has been delighted by the demise of single-use plastic bags and their replacement – at major retailers like Woolworths – with paper bags and sacks. Recently, industry insiders have been checking the labels on the supermarket bags, finding to their surprise that many of the… Read More

Australian Packaging Paper Price Index: Down 4.2% year-ended October

Note: This index shows the weighted average price movements for selected grades of packaging and industrial paper, and for the total of all packaging grades, imported to Australia   The table below shows the most recent movements in the IndustryEdge Australian Packaging Paper Trade Price Indexes, based in Australian dollars. Read More

Cartonboard market proves elusive

Cartonboard, also known as Folding Box Board (FBB), can be categorized into three specific types: Uncoated cartonboard, Coated cartonboard, and Uncoated liquid packaging board. These materials find extensive applications in various consumer packaging contexts, including pharmaceuticals, cereals, and beverage holders, with a focus on end-user presentation. Coated Cartonboard in particular,… Read More

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