New mid-month edition provides rapid updates

MELBOURNE, Australia: IndustryEdge’s market data and intelligence service, Pulp & Paper Edge is now being produced twice per month, to keep subscribers updated with latest intelligence and data series. Responding to a dramatic increase in subscriber queries and requests for data, in addition to the traditional end of month edition,… Read More

March paper imports unaffected by pandemic

Imports of paper, paperboard and converted paper products to Australia were valued at AUD211.5M in March 2020, up 1.3% on a year earlier and 5.0% on February. Because of the time lag between orders, shipment and imports actually landing in Australia, the impact of COVID-19 was not evident in the… Read More

Japanese paper companies continue the pivot to packaging

Japanese paper and paperboard manufacturers are continuing their ‘pivot to packaging’, as 2019 production data details. Reported at 25.376 million tonnes for 2019, total production was down 2.6% on the prior year and fell below 26 million tonnes for the first time in at least thirty years. Most significantly, as… Read More

Special Edition: Disruption unpacked for Australian and New Zealand paper and board industries

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Friday 17th April 2020. As the impact of the pandemic continues to reverberate throughout societies and economies, IndustryEdge has issued a mid-month special edition of its flagship Pulp & Paper Edge. Delivered in a ‘fast-to-market’ slide-deck format, the edition addresses the significant questions asked by many of the… Read More

Import disruptions minimal to date: COVID-19 Update

[Up to date at 5pm, AEDT: Wednesday 25th March 2020] At the time of writing IndustryEdge was not aware of any significant import supply disruptions in the paper and paperboard sector in Australia. The  focus is on imports of Printing & Communication papers and the trade in Packaging & Industrial grades. The… Read More

Fibre resources exported for AUD11 per tonne!

The average price of the main grade of Australia’s recovered paper exports fell below AUDFob100/t for the first time in December 2019. The average price of the Unbleached Kraft or Old Corrugated Carton (OCC) grade had already collapsed in November 2019, falling to AUDFob104.18/t. • Huge volumes of fibre exports… Read More

FORECAST: Australian consumption faces uncertainty

Australia’s total consumption of all paper and paperboard will decline a calculated 0.2% (around 5,000 tonnes) per annum through to 2024, according to the latest headline forecasts* prepared by IndustryEdge. In addition to the total consumption forecast, forecasts have been prepared for the two major grades. The headline forecast for… Read More

October Revolution!

In one long and remarkable week, Norske Skog announced the closure of its Albury newsprint mill and the sale of it and related assets to Visy, Orora sold its Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper Industries (NPI), the owner of Australian Paper and Cleanaway picked up most of the assets… Read More

2019 Strategic Review Now Available

IndustryEdge’s landmark Pulp & Paper Strategic Review is now available for subscription. Covering the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper, paper-products and fibre supplies industries in unparalleled detail, the Strategic Review is the only data-rich, deep analysis of the entire sector. Now in its 28th annual edition, the Strategic Review… Read More

Orora sells Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper

Orora has announced the sale of its Australasian fibre business to Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) for AUD1,720 million. In all, the transaction includes 25 manufacturing plants, 27 depots and involves more than 3,300 employees. The key to the transaction is Orora’s corrugated box business, including the Botany mill. The transaction is… Read More

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