GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The April 2022 edition (Number 201) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published a few days ago. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive… Read More

RCP Market: $300M annual export trade continues boom time

Australia’s exports of recovered paper continue to boom as the total value of exports rocketed to a record AUD291.1M year-ended February. The average export price moderated slightly, but at AUD300.70/t, February was the third successive month exports have topped $300/t. Export volumes were 7.5% higher over the year-ended February 2022… Read More

Finnish paper mill strike ends but demand remains high for now, keeping paper prices up

News that the Finnish paper mill strike ended with agreement between UPM and unions late April was welcome, with European operating rates set to return to near full capacity as demand remains strong in most corners of the world. That feeds into our headline assessment that printing and communication paper… Read More

Shipping and freight costs rising as congestion builds: Industry

In March and April, IndustryEdge consultants have been engaged in a few shipping and freight activities, where the focus has been moving paper and board (and some wood products) across clogged up borders and ports, and on understanding the likely cost dynamics for the remainder of 2022. Without disclosing confidences,… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Disruptions worsening, not to mention cost of fuel

  It is difficult to imagine global shipping disruptions becoming worse, but the prospects are not good, especially for those shipping into Australia and New Zealand. In recent client discussions and contact we have been advised to expect an increase in blank sailings, off loadings and surcharges for shipping to… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Disruptions worsening, not to mention cost of fuel

It is difficult to imagine global shipping disruptions becoming worse, but the prospects are not good, especially for those shipping into Australia and New Zealand. In recent client discussions and contact we have been advised to expect an increase in blank sailings, off loadings and surcharges for shipping to Australia… Read More

2022 Pulp & Paper Industry Guide – Download Now

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA   The 2022 Pulp & Paper Industry Guide for Australia and New Zealand has just been released by IndustryEdge and Appita.  IndustryEdge subscribers can download this leading information source at no additional cost, by clicking here, logging in and downloading the Industry Guide. Subscribers familiar with the 2021… Read More

LATEST PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS & ANALYSIS: Edition 201 of Pulp & Paper Edge

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 2022 edition (Number 201) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. In this latest edition, market price, volume and value indexes are updated, as are the extensive briefings on fibre… Read More

Spotlight on Europe: Latest pulp, paper and wood trade information and analysis

  As Russia’s atrocious war on Ukraine grinds on, it is all too clear the aggression and its implications will continue for some time. Not least of the implications is the sanctions and embargos on Russian trade. The likelihood is that many of these actions will continue well beyond the… Read More

Shipping & Freight: War and rising fuel costs dominate shipping channels

  Global shipping attention has swung to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with one of the world’s largest food producers potentially falling under the control of Russia’s President Putin and his cohort of allies. While the real tragedy is in the Ukraine, the follow on includes the capacity of Ukraine to… Read More

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