Coated woodfree grades hanging on in New Zealand

No reminders are required that coated papers have had it tough the last decade. That is true in New Zealand, but the latest data hints that the market is stabilising and may have reached the bottom. Although a reminder isn’t really required, the context for New Zealand’s consumption of Coated… Read More

Europe’s tentative printing paper recovery

If 2020 was a disaster, it could just be that 2021 is representing a surprise recovery for printing and communication papers in Europe – some of them anyway. What’s happening, why is it occurring and how long will it last? The monthly statistics from the European Association of Graphic Paper… Read More

LATEST: Monthly analysis of the Australian and NZ pulp and paper industries now available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The September 2021 edition (Number 195) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. For all that markets are tough right now, the early sparks of a paper recovery appear to be headed… Read More

Copy paper more than two-thirds NZ total uncoated market

In 2020-21, for the first time, uncoated woodfree Cut Reams accounted for more than two-thirds of the total UCWF market. Coming in at 67.4% of the total, New Zealand’s copy paper supplies joined Australia’s which have been persistently at the two-thirds mark for the last three years. In a rapidly… Read More

Price Index: Regional printing paper decrease – down 1.0% in July

The Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* decreased by 1.0% in June 2021, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the quarterly average price was USDFob807/t, a decrease of USD9/t on the prior month. On an annualised basis, the region’s… Read More

Copy paper import volumes decrease, prices stable July ‘21

Imports of A4 White Copy Paper to Australia dropped again in July 2021 to 2,856 tonnes, as the average price increased 0.5% to AUDFob1,142/t. Imports to New Zealand were up in July to total 1,936 tonnes at an average price of NZD1,271/t. Across the full year, Australian imports were 6.2%… Read More

Printing paper imports – Aus trade falls 19.7%, NZ falls 15.1%

Over the year-ended July 2021, Australia’s imports of printing and communication papers declined 19.7% to total 315.5 kt. This dramatic one-year decline equates to Australia’s imports dropping by 77.2 kt. Examined on a monthly basis, in July 2021 imports increased 8.9% on the month prior, to total 33.4 kt. March’s… Read More

Copy paper more than two-thirds NZ total UCWF market

In 2020-21, for the first time, uncoated woodfree Cut Reams accounted for more than two-thirds of the total UCWF market. Coming in at 67.4% of the total, New Zealand’s copy paper supplies joined Australia’s which have been persistently at the two-thirds mark for the last three years. In a rapidly… Read More

Uncoated Reel & Sheet exports fall as Cut Reams lift

Australia’s total exports of uncoated woodfree papers was largely stable in 2020-21, but the mix of exports altered sharply. At 81.2 kt, exports were 1.5% lower than the prior year, but the trade mix saw exports of Reels & Sheets <150 gsm plunge 24.7% to 44.0 kt, while exports of… Read More

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