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

Coated woodfree grades lift 47% – renaissance or dead cat bounce?

An incredible resurgence in demand and consumption has seen coated woodfree (CWF) grades of paper experience a 47% lift, with imports totalling 119.6 kt* year-ended March 2022. Around the end of 2020, in client consultations, the consensus was CWF paper consumption would never see six figures again, having plunged to… Read More

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

Envelopes humbled, but undefeated

  Many paper products have declined in use in recent years. Envelopes are an example. As the digital age presses into every corner of our lives, humble, physical products like envelopes have been diminished form their peaks recorded less than two decades ago. But far from being consigned to the… Read More

Australian Printing Paper Grade Price Indexes: Variable in December

Latest detailed paper trade price indexes showed variable movement in December, with three month moving average prices across the grades performing differently. The price indexes grew for some grades, especially Uncoated Woodfree papers, while the Medium Weight Coated grades dropped considerably. Because of the delay between orders, shipments and deliveries,… 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

Quarterly Printing Paper Price Indexes variable in November

  Latest detailed paper trade price indexes showed variable movement in November, with three month moving average prices across the grades performing differently. The price indexes were flat for many grades, others dropped slightly while the Magazine Reels grade continued strong growth, up another 10.9% in one month. Because of… Read More

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