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

RCP Briefing: China out, Indonesia up, total export volume barely stable

As China all but entirely exits the global market for recovered paper, Australia’s exports are being spread further across Asia and are gradually declining. Total exports for the year-ended January 2021 were 1,009.1 kt, down 6.3% on the prior year. January’s exports were relatively solid at a reported 101.0 kt,… Read More

Recovered Paper Exports: Indonesia replaces China as main destination

Australia’s exports of recovered paper totalled 1.022 million tonnes in 2020, down just 4.3% compared with 2019. While newsworthy, the really important news in the market is that Indonesia has almost exactly replaced the influence of China for Australian exporters, accounting for 37% of total shipments in 2020 and a… 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

RCP Market Briefing: Exports up 12.9% in October as China surge ends

Australia’s recovered paper exports lifted for the third successive month in October, with total exports hitting 96.4 kt, even as the recent surge in shipments to China came to an end. Despite remaining relatively high by 2020 standards, exports to China dropped 24% on the prior month to total 33.4… Read More

NZ recovered paper roads lead to Indonesia

New Zealand’s recovered paper exports have been on the slide for much of the last two years, a trend that continued in October when exports totalled 19.2 kt, down almost 21% on the prior month. On an annualised basis, exports have fallen almost 20% compared to a year ago, slipping… Read More

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

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