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

Convert to PDFRecovered 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… Read More

NZ log exports leap as prices fly

Convert to PDFNew 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… Read More

Taking the pulse of the pulp and paper industry: June update

Convert to PDFEach 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… Read More

Newsprint recycling remains strong at 68%

Convert to PDFIn 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… Read More

Australian sawn softwood consumption down 13% year-ended April

Convert to PDFAustralia’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%… Read More

BREAKING: Sawn softwood import prices crash!

Convert to PDFMELBOURNE, 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… Read More

Moulded fibre import value lifts 11.5% year-ended March 2020

Convert to PDFEgg cartons, fruit trays, medical pulp, mini display trays and an ever-growing range of moulded-fibre products continue to increase their presence in the Australian economy. The value of Australia’s Moulded Fibre product imports increased across the year ended March 2020. Up 11.5% across the year, total imports for… Read More

New mid-month edition provides rapid updates

Convert to PDFMELBOURNE, Australia: IndustryEdge’s market data and intelligence service, Pulp & Paper Edge is now being produced twice per month, to keep subscribers updated with latest intelligence and data series. Responding to a dramatic increase in subscriber queries and requests for data, in addition to the traditional end of… Read More

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