READY, SET, GO! Paper price rises locked in

Printing and communication paper prices will rise dramatically in the second half of 2021, with significant increases already locked in. A combination of factors is driving prices higher, with some regions already experiencing sharp increases. For many, any news of price rises is hard to comprehend after years in which… Read More

Global rally sees pulp prices at record levels

A fourth successive month of pulp price rises in the main Chinese market has seen a near 55% rise in market pulp prices to the end of March. The USD100/t rise in the price of Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp recorded in March sawn prices at record levels, averaging USD980/t. Read More

Pulp prices continue to climb: Chinese softwood prices hit records

A fourth successive month of pulp price rises in the main Chinese market has seen a near 55% rise in market pulp prices to the end of March. The USD100/t rise in the price of Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp recorded in March saw prices at record levels, averaging USD980/t. Read More

BREAKING: March demand up in Europe, price growth expected: EMGE

Global paper market consultants EMGE & Co report the latest news in the European printing and communication paper market, as part of an ongoing global information partnership with IndustryEdge. With a significant portion of Australian and New Zealand supply coming from European sources and companies, what happens in Europe last… Read More

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 imports lift to 25.4 kt

Australia’s total pulp imports lifted 15.8% In January 2021 compared with the prior month, totalling 25.4 kt. The January result was 0.2 kt higher than the prior January. The monthly weighted average import price was AUDFob739/t, up 0.2% on the prior month. The chart below displays import volumes since January… Read More

Pulp Market Briefing: Price rocket continues, higher in February and March

Global pulp prices continued their rocket-paced growth in February, with all indications that March is proving to be similar. In the main Chinese bleached softwood kraft (BSK) market, the average price lifted to USD880/t, fuelled by soft inventories, some supply constraints and solid demand. Expectations are for continued rises, with… Read More

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