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

Australian Printing Paper Grades Price Indexes: Variable in February

Latest detailed paper trade price indexes showed variable movement in February, with three month moving average prices across the grades performing differently. The price indexes grew sharply for some grades, while others fell. Because of the delay between orders, shipments and deliveries, the Australian indexes appear to be around three… Read More

Regional Printing Paper Import Volume Analysis – Aus trade up 15.3%, NZ up 35.3%

Over the year-ended February 2022, Australia’s imports of printing and communication papers increased 15.3% to total 349.6 kt. This one-year increase equates to Australia’s imports growing by 46.3 kt. Examined on a monthly basis, in February 2022 imports increased 20.5% on the month prior, to total 25.9 kt. February 2022… Read More

Regional Copy Paper Import Analysis – Aus & NZ volumes plunge

Imports of A4 White Copy Paper to Australia dropped in February 2022 to just 668 tonnes for the month. Prices increased sharply in February, with the average CiF price (AUD1,497/t) remaining significantly higher than the FoB price. Imports to New Zealand also dropped significantly in February as prices increased sharply. Read More

Regional Printing Paper Price Index: Prices up 1.0% in February

The Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* increased by 1.0% in February 2022, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the quarterly average price was USDFob856/t, an increase of USD8.1/t on the prior month. On an annualised basis, the region’s… Read More

Ovato closes NZ print and letterbox

On 6th April 2022, Ovato announced the immediate closure of its New Zealand reel fed heat set and letterbox operations, located in Auckland. Around 100 jobs will be lost in what the company claims is a crisis brought on by paper shortages. In September 2021 it closed its Christchurch operation. 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

Spotlight on Europe: Latest pulp, paper and wood trade information and analysis

  As Russia’s atrocious war on Ukraine grinds on, it is all too clear the aggression and its implications will continue for some time. Not least of the implications is the sanctions and embargos on Russian trade. The likelihood is that many of these actions will continue well beyond the… Read More

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