Pulp Market: Prices rise again as supply-side issues dominate nearly all commodity markets

Around the world, commodity prices are high because supply is uncertain and stressed supply chains are denuded of inventory. As consumers of pulp rush to ensure they meet their minimum needs – let alone replenish their inventories – pulp prices continued their upwards rise in May. For all the pressure,… Read More

Strange coated mechanical pricing switches to medium weights

Global paper markets are in turbulent times, especially when it comes to pricing. Nowhere is that more evident than for Coated Mechanical grades, with the latest import shocks being delivered by Medium Weight Coated (MWC) grades, the average prices of which rocketed to record levels in April, for some grades. Read More

Australian ‘Kraft’ paper and board prices continue to climb

Having hit an all-time high in January (AUDFob1,116/t), Australian Kraftliner export prices have barely receded since and remain at historic highs, while export volumes have hardly missed a beat. The situation is similar for Sack Kraft, exports of which are smaller but higher priced. Sack Kraft prices are yet to… Read More

Kiwi recovered paper exports lift, but patterns continue to change

Unlike Australia where runaway prices are driving recovered paper supplies to the export market, New Zealand’s supply has barely moved in volume and has experienced average price declines. Horrendous shipping and freight costs and continuous delays and uncertainty seem to be the main influence in restraining export prices. What is… Read More

Strange coated mechanical pricing switches to medium weights

Global paper markets are in turbulent times, especially when it comes to pricing. Nowhere is that more evident than for Coated Mechanical grades, with the latest import shocks being delivered by Medium Weight Coated (MWC) grades, the average prices of which rocketed to record levels in April, for some grades. Read More

Converted Products Briefing: year ended April 2022

Moulded Fibre Products Imports Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre products continued to grow across the year-ended April 2022, their value increasing 16.4% on the prior year. As shown in the chart, the early months of 2021 saw imports flat, before increasing during the second half of the year. In April… Read More

RCP Market: Average export price lifts to record AUD333/t

Australia’s exports of recovered paper were on trend in April 2022, with volumes moderating to a reported 89.9 kt, valued at AUD29.9M. The weighted average export price was a new record AUDFob332.95/t, an astounding 46% higher than one year ago. Over the year-ended April 2022, the weighted average price was… Read More

Australian ‘Kraft’ paper and board prices continue to climb

Having hit an all-time high in January (AUDFob1,116/t), Australian Kraftliner export prices have barely receded since and remain at historic highs, while export volumes have hardly missed a beat. The situation is similar for Sack Kraft, exports of which are smaller but higher priced. Sack Kraft prices are yet to… Read More

Australian Pulp Import Analysis – Imports decline to 32.0 kt

Australia’s total pulp imports jumped dropped back in April 2022, down 37.3% compared with the prior month, to total 32.0 k, as BHK volumes dropped back to more usual levels. The April 2022 result was 11.8kt higher than the prior April. The monthly weighted average import price was AUDFob865/t, up… Read More

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