Fibre-packaging for food lifts ‘specialties’ to a new level

Convert to PDFIn part driven by sustainability, global food businesses and brands are increasingly focussed on shifting their packaging to fibre and away from less sustainable offerings. While that is a welcome – some say overdue – direction, the reality is that some grades of fibre packaging, specialty papers and… Read More

Copy paper import prices slid sideways in November

Convert to PDFImports of A4 White Copy Paper to Australia saw rare price stability in November, with the average Australian price up just 0.3% on the prior month to reach AUDFob1,187/t. However, compared with a year earlier, the average price was 8.6% lower. Despite monthly import volumes being volatile over… Read More

Paper & paperboard import value fell in November: 43 month low

Convert to PDFAustralia’s imports of paper, paperboard and paper products were valued at AUDFob192.9 million in November 2020, a forty-three month low. In Australian dollar terms, imports were almost 20% lower valued than in October and almost 27% lower than in November 2019. The value of imports to New Zealand… Read More

Printing paper imports down 33%, year-on-year in November

Convert to PDFAustralia’s imports of printing and communication papers totalled 24.3 kt in November 2020, down 2.8% on the month prior and 33% lower than recorded for November 2019. As the chart below shows, monthly imports were lower than the prior corresponding period for the sixteenth consecutive month. The chart… Read More

Price Index: Regional printing paper prices up 2.1% in November 2020

Convert to PDFThe Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* rose 2.1% in November 2020, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the monthly average price was USDFob767/t, the highest monthly average price since July 2019. The quarter-on-quarter average price declined… Read More

Pulp & Paper Edge – January 2021: NOW AVAILABLE

Convert to PDFGEELONG, AUSTRALIA The January 2021 edition (Number 187) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. IndustryEdge advises there is cautious optimism in most sectors of the broad industry, with those involved in… Read More

Woodchip exports continue to fade: down 32% year-ended November

Convert to PDFAccording to IndustryEdge’s latest edition of Wood Market Edge online, Australia’s combined annual exports of hardwood and softwood woodchips for the twelve-months-ended November 2020 were recorded at 4.470 million bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt), 32.0% lower than the prior year. Monthly export volumes have not been above 500,000… Read More

Shipping & Freight Briefing: Delays increasing with little respite expected

Convert to PDFThat global container freight is in a messy situation right now is undeniable. Global market asymmetry created by the early months of the pandemic is still rippling its way across global economies that are performing in different and often unpredictable ways. Latest data and intelligence shows that in… Read More

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