March 2021 pulp and paper analysis now available!

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 2021 edition (Number 189) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. A focus on food and fibre opportunities has been sharpened by the news of the Whakatane Board Mill’s imminent… Read More

Pulp imports lift to 25.4 kt

Australia’s total pulp imports lifted 15.8% In January 2021 compared with the prior month, totalling 25.4 kt. The January result was 0.2 kt higher than the prior January. The monthly weighted average import price was AUDFob739/t, up 0.2% on the prior month. The chart below displays import volumes since January… Read More

Pulp Market Briefing: Price rocket continues, higher in February and March

Global pulp prices continued their rocket-paced growth in February, with all indications that March is proving to be similar. In the main Chinese bleached softwood kraft (BSK) market, the average price lifted to USD880/t, fuelled by soft inventories, some supply constraints and solid demand. Expectations are for continued rises, with… Read More

Pulp price rocket continues: higher in February and March

Global pulp prices continued their rocket-paced growth in February, with all indications that March is proving to be similar. In the main Chinese bleached softwood kraft (BSK) market, the average price lifted to USD880/t, fuelled by soft inventories, some supply constraints and solid demand. Expectations are for continued rises, with… Read More

Australia’s pulp imports lifted 7.0% in 2020

Australia’s total pulp imports lifted a healthy 7.5% (21.4 kt) in 2020, rising to 307.4 kt, just marginally below the annualised peak recorded in mid-2018. In December 2020, monthly imports softened to 21.9 kt, down 26% on the prior month, but more importantly, 14.4% softer than the average for the… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – February 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The February 2021 edition (Number 188) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge notes that in 2020, the decline in imports of printing and communication papers was dramatic, falling 35% compared… Read More

China RCP trade ending with a whimper as Indonesia steps to the plate

Australia’s recovered paper exports totalled a stable 88.4 kt in November as shipments to China fell away in preparation for the import ban that commenced on 1st January 2021. Shipments to China plummeted to 8.7 kt (down 71% on the prior month), as those to Indonesia more than doubled to… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – January 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2021 edition (Number 187) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge advises there is cautious optimism in most sectors of the broad industry, with those involved in specialty and… Read More

Pulp: Softwood prices lift sharply as market turns

Bleached softwood kraft (BSK) pulp prices rose significantly in December, as a variety of factors impacted the market. Producers appear to be short on supply, perhaps even more than normal due to the market asymmetry that the pandemic has imposed. In addition, demand has grown in recent weeks, for most… Read More

Pulp import metronome ticks on, but there are changes…

Australia’s pulp imports continue to tick away like a metronome, with latest data showing imports rose 1.4% (4.1 kt) over the year-ended October 2020. At 296.5 kt, pulp imports continue to perform their specific functions of supplying the tissue sector, the cement board sector and the top end of the… Read More

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