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

RCP Market: Exports down 8% YE-March as monthly exports lift again

Australia’s recovered paper exports lifted to 107.0 kt in March 2021, a small gain of 1.0 kt on the prior month’s 106.0 kt. Annualised exports were 1.006 million tonnes, down 7.9% on the prior year, but appearing to have turned an important corner. In other positive news for what has… Read More

NZ recovered paper prices keep moving up

New Zealand’s recovered paper exports are increasing, along with prices, as the global fibre market recovers. 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… Read More

RCP Market Briefing: Exports lift to 4-year high, Indonesia grows to record volumes

Australia’s recovered paper exports exploded to 120.0 kt in February 2021, their highest monthly volume in fifty months, as Indonesia took up its third consecutive monthly record of Australian supply. Monthly exports lifted 32% off the back of the Indonesian appetite for Australian fibre, which reached 77.0 kt for the… Read More

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

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