GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The July 2021 edition (Number 193) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry has just been published. This month, as the IndustryEdge team commenced preparing the 30th annual edition of the Pulp & Paper Strategic… Read More

Corrugating medium imports down 31%

Australia’s imports of corrugating medium – including semi-chemical fluting – fell a sizeable 31% year-ended May 2021, declining to 32,644 tonnes. Despite the sharp fall in volumes, the average import price was just 0.5% lower than a year earlier, declining to AUDFob649/t. Corrugating medium imports are a little like coals… Read More

Australia’s oldest existing paper mill: window to the past

Though it has not been in operation for many long years, Australia’s oldest paper mill is still standing, on the banks of the Barwon River at Fyansford, just outside Geelong in Victoria. Constructed from 1876-78, the mill’s bluestone and brick buildings are still in place, as are the manager’s house,… Read More

RCP Market: Exports lift again as prices head to new peaks

Australia’s recovered paper exports totalled 105.7 kt in May 2021, their equal highest monthly total in the last three years. Annualised exports continued to climb, lifting to 1.040 million tonnes, just 1.7% lower than the prior year. The average export price lifted to AUDFob251/t in May, up 9.8% on the… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge: Edition 192 is Now Available

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The June 2021 edition (Number 192) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published yesterday. All roads led to New Zealand in June, as the Whakatane Board Mill remained open, after a last minute… Read More

Queensland OCC export price crashes

The price of OCC (Old Corrugated Cartons) exported from Queensland collapsed in April, despite solid volumes being exported. Queensland’s total recovered paper exports for April amounted to 23.3 kt, just marginally lower than the prior month in what has been an improving trade since the middle of 2020, as the… Read More

RCP Market: Export strength continues, 1.006 Mt year-ended April

Australia’s recovered paper exports totalled 98.1 kt in April 2021, stable with the prior month. Annualised exports were 1.006 million tonnes, down 7.1% on the prior year, but strengthening constantly and stabilising at around 100 kt per month. The average export price lifted to a twenty-eight month high of AUDFob228.67/t… Read More

Queensland OCC export price crashes

The price of OCC (Old Corrugated Cartons) exported from Queensland collapsed in April, despite solid volumes being exported. Queensland’s total recovered paper exports for April amounted to 23.3 kt, just marginally lower than the prior month in what has been an improving trade since the middle of 2020, as the… Read More

Paper sector recovery underway: Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The May 2021 edition (Number 191) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. Latest analysis shows the paper sector’s trade has recovered some ground in the first quarter of 2021, but its… Read More

NZ recovered paper prices keep moving up

Averaging NZDFob218/t in March 2021, New Zealand’s recovered paper exports have increased consistently since March 2020, when they were 84% lower at NZDFob119/t. True enough, that was in the midst of the dark days of the pandemic, but it was also at a point where the market was already disrupted. Read More

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