Taking the pulse of the pulp and paper industry: June update

Each month, the team at IndustryEdge provides an update on the state of the pulp and paper industry, as a snapshot and lead in to each edition of Pulp & Paper Edge, the industry’s only market and trade analysis.  This pulse of the pulp and paper industry was drafted on 25th and… Read More

Annual paper trade deficit hits new record: AUD2.381 billion year-ended April

Australia’s balance of trade in paper, paperboard, paper products and fibre supplies shot to a new annual record deficit of AUD2.381 billion over the year-ended April. Based on analysis of preliminary data from the ABS, the deficit is 13.3% higher than a year ago, with the annual deficit recording an… Read More

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

Paper imports continued to trend down in February

Printing & Communication paper annual imports declined for the fifth successive month in February. Imports totalled 20,979 tonnes in February 2020, down 19% on the prior month and 36% lower than in February 2019. January imports had spiked, against the trend decline, with most major grades seeing increases, only to see imports… 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

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

Quarter century: one chart tells the printing paper story

As the end of the second decade of the twenty first century closes in, it is natural to reflect on the past, to see what it tells us about the future. Using the longest run data available to us – a quarter century – this first part of our year-ending… Read More

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