End of the party: recovered paper shipments to China lift ahead of ban

After falling almost continuously since late 2018, Australia’s exports of recovered paper to mainland China have surged in recent months. After totalling just 7.9 kt in May, shipments lifted to a nineteen-month high of 44.5 kt in September, ahead of the outright import ban that commences January 2021. The first… Read More

Annual Strategic Review: Now Available

The 2020 Pulp & Paper Industry Strategic Review has been released and is now available for subscription by existing and previous subscribers. The 29th annual edition of Australia’s and New Zealand’s only analysis of consumption and supply of paper and paperboard provides details of the entire decade, for all major… Read More

Port Botany Chaos Adds to Trade Pains

Chaos at Port Botany, assertion of market power by global shipping companies, an industrial dispute, and ‘disastrous’ container handling conditions in Sydney have been brought to a head with a new series of port congestion surcharges at Australia’s second busiest port. The USD285/TEU (AUD388 or NZD390) charge being levied on… Read More

Beyond China: Webinar Focusses on Asia

The Appita and IndustryEdge webinar series focussed on local, asian and global pulp and paper markets continues to deliver insights. The second webinar, featuring a detailed interview from inside the Chinese paper market, heard more on China’s move to supply its ever growing internal demand for paper and paperboard. To… Read More

Australia’s pulp consumption fell 12.4% in 2020 financial year

Australia’s apparent consumption of virgin fibre pulp fell 12.4% in 2019-20, according to our latest analysis. Driven lower by the closure of Norske Skog’s Albury mill in late 2019, total virgin pulp consumption fell to 1.581 million tonnes, the lowest level in a decade. Although most of the impact was on… Read More

Access the Latest Wood Fibre Data for Australia and New Zealand

Get access to all of the latest log, woodchip and sawnwood data via Wood Market Edge online, IndustryEdge’s ground-breaking data and information service. In recent months, our innovative approach to tracking the global woodchip trade has been enhanced by online delivery. Subscribers to Wood Market Edge online can login and… Read More

NZ sack and bag trade largely local, but watch pre-converted imports

Probably the world’s greatest dairy products exporter, New Zealand is inevitably a massive user of fibre packaging, including industrial sacks and bags. Like other forms of fibre packaging, New Zealand is largely self-sufficient in this sector, with imports playing a supporting role. Having upgraded its Auckland sack plant in April… Read More

2020 Strategic Review – Now Available for Subscription

In 2020, the challenges of understanding the directions markets are headed has never been more complex. Our most reliable tools are data, facts and comprehensive analysis. If you are engaged in considering the pulp, paper, paperboard, fibre packaging, paper products and tissue sectors in any way, IndustryEdge’s Pulp & Paper… Read More

Market Webinars Commence Next Week: Discounted Access for IndustryEdge Subscribers

IndustryEdge is delighted to be partnering with Appita,* to deliver a series of six market-focussed webinars on the ‘State of the Market’.  The six webinars will be conducted monthly in the second half of 2020, providing information, insights and the opportunity to engage with IndustryEdge, with others in the local… Read More

DEVELOPING NEWS: Global shipping companies end recovered paper exports to China

Recovered paper shipments to China could cease before the end of 2020, with global shipping companies now rejecting shipments for delivery after the end of September. The second and fifth largest global shipping conglomerates (Mediterranean Shipping Company [MSC] and Hapag Lloyd) have announced separately that they will cease shipping recovered paper… Read More

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