TISSUE: Panic buying not just a local phenomenon

Panic buying, hoarding or establishing a ‘personal inventory’, however you want to describe it, the buying of tissue – especially toilet paper – has been a strange feature of the 2020 pandemic. In most countries – Australia and New Zealand are good examples – the only reason there were shortages… Read More

Panic buying hits toilet paper sector: settled by September

This week’s ‘rush to retail’ by consumers in South Australia was a reminder of the time earlier this year when much of the nation was engaged in the panic buying game. Nowhere was this more obvious or remarked upon than in supplies of toilet paper. Despite the supply chain holding… 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

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

Taking the pulse of the pulp and paper industry: June update

Each month, the team at IndustryEdge provides an update on the state of the pulp and paper industry, as a snapshot and lead in to each edition of Pulp & Paper Edge, the industry’s only market and trade analysis.  This pulse of the pulp and paper industry was drafted on 25th and… Read More

Annual paper trade deficit hits new record: AUD2.381 billion year-ended April

Australia’s balance of trade in paper, paperboard, paper products and fibre supplies shot to a new annual record deficit of AUD2.381 billion over the year-ended April. Based on analysis of preliminary data from the ABS, the deficit is 13.3% higher than a year ago, with the annual deficit recording an… Read More

New mid-month edition provides rapid updates

MELBOURNE, Australia: IndustryEdge’s market data and intelligence service, Pulp & Paper Edge is now being produced twice per month, to keep subscribers updated with latest intelligence and data series. Responding to a dramatic increase in subscriber queries and requests for data, in addition to the traditional end of month edition,… Read More

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