NZ log exports leap as prices fly

New Zealand’s log exports almost tripled in May 2020, with softwood log exports lifting 185% compared to April, reaching 1.604 million m3. Exports were at their highest monthly level in five months. In a development that underscores the importance of New Zealand’s log supply to China, the average export price… 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

Newsprint recycling remains strong at 68%

In 2019, Australians recovered 68.2% of newsprint, despite the loss of significant offshore recycling options for Australian newsprint. The annual report, released today by NewsMediaWorks was researched and prepared by IndustryEdge and is the latest annual newsprint recycling report in a series that goes back more than twenty years. The… Read More

Australian sawn softwood consumption down 13% year-ended April

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended April 2020 totalled 3.208 million m3. Compared to the previous year, ending April 2019, this represents a 12.8% decrease in annual consumption. Production (where domestic sales are the proxy measure) for the year was down a calculated 2.0% to 2.939… Read More

BREAKING: Sawn softwood import prices crash!

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Imports of sawn softwood continued within the expected range in April 2020, with shipments totalling 37,203 m3 for the month. That was 16% higher than the prior month, but 500 m3 below the average of the last year. However, the average import price plunged 15.2% compared with the… Read More

Moulded fibre import value lifts 11.5% year-ended March 2020

Egg cartons, fruit trays, medical pulp, mini display trays and an ever-growing range of moulded-fibre products continue to increase their presence in the Australian economy. The value of Australia’s Moulded Fibre product imports increased across the year ended March 2020. Up 11.5% across the year, total imports for the year-ended… 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

Pulp prices respond to vagaries of global demand

Global market pulp prices continue to defy the commodity trends, remaining high in April as inter-sectoral demand balances continue to change. In the main Chinese market, shown in Figure 1, Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp prices rose USD20/t on average to USD610/t, while Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) pulp prices shifted… Read More

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