‘Lost’ cartonboard imports found

Coated Cartonboard imports have been below expectations since the Petrie Mill closed MWC market may be up to 40,000 tonnes smaller than previously understood Imports from China, Korea and USA may be misclassified Australia’s long lost Coated Cartonboard imports have been ‘found’ and may soon make their way back home. Read More

Little logs get big prices

Smaller sized softwood log exports from Australia hit record average prices in March 2019. Averaging AUDFob162.45/m3, prices for softwood logs less than 15 cm diameter hit a new peak, sustaining their recent price advantage over the larger dimension logs. For export, softwood logs are recorded as larger or smaller than 15cm… Read More

Comics provide more than relief

Illustrated comic imports valued at AUD8.3M year-ended March 2019 Imports from USA dominate with >91% market share Australia had its own comic book super-heroes – kind of! Plenty of parents despair of their children’s focus on comics over ‘real’ books. Until that is they find that their reluctant readers are… Read More

Read All About It! Recycle that newsprint any way you can

153,000 tonnes of Old Newsprint was recovered in 2018 Recovery rate declined 1.3% compared to 2017 Major end-uses include paperboard, recycled newsprint and products like kitty litter and moulded fibre Australia’s ability to collect recyclables remains world class, as the latest newsprint recovery analysis demonstrates. In calendar year 2018, more… Read More

China to the rescue! Has real growth returned? ~ Economics Briefing

Always a little suspect, China’s economic growth was reported at 6.4%, year-on-year in the March quarter of 2019. Growth was above expectations and was driven by a solid increase in industrial output, as well as domestic consumption, feeding into renewed hope that the driver of global economic growth has turned… Read More

Stink Bug Pain Spreads to 32 Countries for 2019-20: Update

Stink Bug infestation has spread rapidly 32 countries now on Australia’s target list for 2019-20 season 280,000+ tonnes of pulp, paper, paperboard and printed material impacted Treatment costs between AUD12/t and AUD48/t Rapid expansion of the infestation of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in Europe and North America has… Read More

Stink Bug Pain Spreads to 32 Countries for 2019-20

Rapid expansion of the infestation of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in Europe and North America has plagued global trade over the 2018-19 risk season, as many importers of wood and paper products have experienced. In response, Australian authorities have announced the 2019-20 BMSB risk season will see 32… Read More

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