Latest wood market data now available: Wood Market Edge online

Convert to PDFAs global fibre shortages and supply disruptions continue throughout the wood products supply chain, timely and accurate data has never been more important. No matter where you sit along the supply chain, regardless of your business’ role in providing, processing or acquiring and using timber and wood products,… Read More

Paper sector recovery underway: Pulp & Paper Edge

Convert to PDFGEELONG, 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,… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge 191 May 2021 – An eggshell recovery

Convert to PDFThere is some evidence that the global economy is recovering strongly. That includes the Australian and New Zealand economies, both as producers and suppliers, as well as consumers. It is a reality though that the recovery is tentative, with outbreaks of disease and infection ripping through countries with… Read More

Converted Products Briefing: year ended Mar 2021

Convert to PDFMoulded Fibre Products Imports Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre product continued to their strong growth, increasing in value across the year ended March 2021. Up 15.8% on the prior year, total imports were valued at AUDM44.5, compared to the AUDM38.4 imported during the previous 12 months. Used for… Read More

Price Index: Regional printing paper prices drop – down 1.7% in March

Convert to PDFThe Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* fell 1.7% in March 2021, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the quarterly average price was USDFob818/t, a fall of USD15/t on the prior month. On an annualised basis, the… Read More

NZ recovered paper prices keep moving up

Convert to PDFAveraging 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… Read More

Sack kraft exports lift 10%, price down 11%

Convert to PDFAustralia’s exports of Sack Kraft lifted 9.8% over the year-ended March 2021, reaching 46.3 kt. Relatively diverse shipments from Australia saw a big lift in exports to China (up nearly three-fold to 11.7 kt), but softening of shipments to most of the mainstay destinations, other than the United… Read More

Sack Kraft imports up nearly 50% as price slides 19%

Convert to PDFAustralia’s imports of Sack Kraft – mainly used in the manufacture of industrial sacks and bags for products like flour and cement – rose 47.8% over the year-ended March 2021, totalling 7,408 tonnes. Imports were valued at AUDFob9.7 million over the year, as the average import price tumbled… Read More

Shipping & Freight: Prices unlikely to moderate as fleets speed up

Convert to PDFWhether containerized or bulk, freight rates have increased massively over the last year, and especially in 2021. The ClarkSea Index, a weighted average of tanker, bulk carrier, containership and gas carrier earnings managed by Clarkson Research Services, hit a new high for 2021 of USD24,351 per day –… Read More

Copy paper import prices low as volumes increase

Convert to PDFImports of A4 White Copy Paper to Australia jumped significantly 5,568 tonnes in March 2021, as the average price dropped slightly to AUDFob1,085/t. Imports to New Zealand were also up to total 3,877 tonnes at an average price of NZD1,195/t. Across the full year, Australian imports were 9.9%… Read More

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