Packaging imports provide supply chain opportunity

Convert to PDFEach year Australia reprocesses around 1.7 million tonnes of recovered paper, exporting a further 1.0 million tonnes. A small volume ends up in landfill each year and some remains in permanent storage. The system is largely in balance, where the ‘balancing item’ is currently annual exports. However, ‘balance’… Read More

Newsprint imports collapsing – but that’s not the story right now

Convert to PDFAustralia’s newsprint imports were 31% lower year-ended September, slumping to 70.7 kt from 102.1 kt the year prior. Amidst the import slump, itself driven by continual demand pressures, the real story is the emphasis by manufacturers on re-setting prices, on more favourable terms. This is a global phenomenon. Read More

Price Index: Regional printing paper prices decrease – down 0.5% September

Convert to PDFThe Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* decreased by 0.5% in September 2021, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the quarterly average price was USDFob816/t, a decrease of USD3/t on the prior month. On an annualised basis,… Read More

Newsprint imports collapsing – but that’s not the story right now

Convert to PDFAustralia’s newsprint imports were 31% lower year-ended September, slumping to 70.7 kt from 102.1 kt the year prior. Amidst the import slump, itself driven by continual demand pressures, the real story is the emphasis by manufacturers on re-setting prices, on more favourable terms. This is a global phenomenon. Read More

Quarterly Price Indexes variable in September

Convert to PDF  Latest detailed paper trade price indexes showed variable movement in September, with three month moving average prices across the grades performing differently. The price indexes for UCWF Reels & Sheet <150gsm and CWF Magazine Reels grew, while others such as the MWC > 55% mechanical pulp were… Read More

Heading for inflation and higher prices

Convert to PDFPaper and paperboard prices are set to continue their sharp rises into 2022 and probably beyond. Fuelled by fiscal stimulus, supported by very low interest rates and driven by desire and sentiment, global consumption of almost all goods exploded in 2021. But global supply chain disruptions as simple… Read More

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