EARLYBIRD OFFER: Pulp & Paper Strategic Review 2019

The 29th annual edition of IndustryEdge’s authoritative, analytical and insightful Pulp & Paper Strategic Review is in development, with data up to date, for the year ended June for Australia and New Zealand. The annual Strategic Review helps decision makers and their analysts as they deal with the global marketplace, from a local perspective. Read More

BREAKING: Woodchip export volumes up 4.9% ~ Prices up 17.0%

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA: Analysis of data released today shows Australia’s woodchip exports totalled 6.705 million bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt) in 2018-19, rising 4.9% on the prior year. Prices over the year averaged AUD $213.49/bdmt on an FOB basis, or USD $152.61/bdmt. In Australian dollar terms, prices were up 17.0% compared to… Read More

Imports sweep up final millet broom manufacturer

Australia’s last millet broom factory – a two-person outfit in Tumut – is being swept up by imports, and the changing habits of Australian sweepers. Our interest was piqued when news reports announced that Australia’s last factory using stiff grass millet fibres was refusing to give in to what some… Read More

Tissue sector set to rationalise

Across Australasia, the tissue sector is preparing for expected rationalisation. Change that reduces the number of producers is now more likely than not. However, that does not have to result in lower production. Recent developments, in particular the sale of Asaleo Care’s Australian assets to Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), have… Read More

Sydney sees import values rise – but not for all grades

Valued at AUD1.328 billion (measured on a free-on-board basis) total pulp, paper and paperboard imports to the Port of Sydney lifted 6.5% on the prior year. The increase in the value of imports for the year-ended April 2019, was by no means evenly spread across grades or regions. In fact,… Read More

Recovered paper exports at decadal low

Australia’s total recovered paper exports continued to fall in May 2019, recording a year-end total of 1.134 million tonnes, their lowest annual aggregate in more than a decade. Down 19.0% on the prior year, IndustryEdge can confirm expectations that annual recovered paper exports will decline further over the next two to three… Read More

Brisbane’s Paper & Board Imports Up 16.8%

Valued at $412.2 million, imports of paper, paperboard and related fibre products were up 16.8% over the year-ended April 2019. As the infographic shows, shipments from Asia are dominant and lifted 15.9% to $279.0 million. Our view is that the most interesting element of this data – beyond the rise… Read More

FREE MARKET REVIEW: Australian Recovered Paper

Global recovered paper markets are in turmoil. Countries like Australia and New Zealand are caught up in the toughest market conditions ever experienced for recovered paper. A new and free Market Review from the team at IndustryEdge provides a snapshot to help you understand the current situation. Click here to… Read More

Are freight costs a feature of the trade war?

China accounted for 18% of the value of Australia’s paper and paperboard imports over the year-ended April 2019 USA contributed 5% of the import value The value of China’s shipments grew, while those from the USA contracted Freight costs are a key difference between the countries Australia’s paper and paperboard… Read More

A4 imports – the ONLY place colour matters

Huge spike in A4 Tinted imports is clear misclassification Average import price plunged to the price of the cheaper A4 White grade One chart tells the total story Australia’s imports of A4 White Cut Reams (copy paper) have reduced dramatically over the last two years. In fact, over the year-ended… Read More

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