READY, SET, GO! Paper price rises locked in

Convert to PDFPrinting and communication paper prices will rise dramatically in the second half of 2021, with significant increases already locked in. A combination of factors is driving prices higher, with some regions already experiencing sharp increases. For many, any news of price rises is hard to comprehend after years… Read More

Global rally sees pulp prices at record levels

Convert to PDFA fourth successive month of pulp price rises in the main Chinese market has seen a near 55% rise in market pulp prices to the end of March. The USD100/t rise in the price of Bleached Softwood Kraft (BSK) pulp recorded in March sawn prices at record levels,… Read More

BREAKING: March demand up in Europe, price growth expected: EMGE

Convert to PDFGlobal paper market consultants EMGE & Co report the latest news in the European printing and communication paper market, as part of an ongoing global information partnership with IndustryEdge. With a significant portion of Australian and New Zealand supply coming from European sources and companies, what happens in… Read More

March 2021 pulp and paper analysis now available!

Convert to PDFGEELONG, AUSTRALIA The March 2021 edition (Number 189) of Pulp & Paper Edge, IndustryEdge’s monthly analysis of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and paper products industry was published today. A focus on food and fibre opportunities has been sharpened by the news of the Whakatane Board… Read More

Shipping & Freight: costs remain high, containers move slowly, Suez blocked

Convert to PDFContainerised freight shipping costs moderated marginally in February and through to mid-March, but have not corrected to any meaningful extent. As previous discussed, the global freight system is in pandemic-related turmoil, with mismatches of containers between ports of dispatch and delivery at all-time highs. Joc.com reports that in… Read More

Coated woodfree imports lift but remain on struggle street

Convert to PDFAustralia’s fully imported coated woodfree (CWF) paper trade was dealt a stunning blow through the pandemic that hastened already steep rates of month-on-month and year-on-year declines. After a long run of declines, January saw a fifth successive month of increases, with total imports of the main grades coming… Read More

Copy paper imports – prices fall to near three year lows

Convert to PDFImports of A4 White Copy Paper to Australia fell to just over 2,000 tonnes in January 2021, as the average price continued to decline, falling to a thirty-three month low of AUDFob1,091/t. Imports to New Zealand softened in January to total 3,192 tonnes at an average price of… Read More

Economics Briefing: How a housing price bubble could undo the recovery

Convert to PDFFuelled by economic stimulus, sustained low interest rates and households that have not been able to buy a holiday, Australia’s housing supply chain is booming and under stress. From sawnwood for frames, chips for particleboard flooring, hardwood for appearance features and fibre for plasterboard, the fibre, pulp, paper… Read More

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