2020 Strategic Review – Now Available for Subscription

In 2020, the challenges of understanding the directions markets are headed has never been more complex. Our most reliable tools are data, facts and comprehensive analysis. If you are engaged in considering the pulp, paper, paperboard, fibre packaging, paper products and tissue sectors in any way, IndustryEdge’s Pulp & Paper… Read More

DEVELOPING NEWS: Global shipping companies end recovered paper exports to China

Recovered paper shipments to China could cease before the end of 2020, with global shipping companies now rejecting shipments for delivery after the end of September. The second and fifth largest global shipping conglomerates (Mediterranean Shipping Company [MSC] and Hapag Lloyd) have announced separately that they will cease shipping recovered paper… Read More

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

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