TISSUE: Panic buying not just a local phenomenon

Convert to PDFPanic buying, hoarding or establishing a ‘personal inventory’, however you want to describe it, the buying of tissue – especially toilet paper – has been a strange feature of the 2020 pandemic. In most countries – Australia and New Zealand are good examples – the only reason there… Read More

Converted Products Update

Convert to PDFMoulded Fibre Products Imports The value of Australia’s Moulded Fibre product imports continued to increase across the year ended September 2020. Up 5.4% across the year, total imports were valued at AUDM39.2, compared to the AUDM37.2 imported in the prior year. Used for a variety of purposes, including… Read More

Tasman Mill Future: Update from Oslo

Convert to PDFGlobal publication paper producer Norske Skog’s third quarter results presentation added further context to the decision by the company to cease manufacturing newsprint at its Tasman mill in New Zealand. Normally dry affairs for analysts and insomniacs, this results presentation made for interesting viewing and later consideration. In… Read More

No place to hide: global publication paper agony is widespread

Convert to PDFLatest global data confirms there is no ‘safe haven’ for the global printing and communication paper sector. All regions are facing similar, massive challenges. The sector is responding with closures, conversions, and with weary experience. Data from the midst of the pandemic – in the second quarter of… Read More

Panic buying hits toilet paper sector: settled by September

Convert to PDFThis week’s ‘rush to retail’ by consumers in South Australia was a reminder of the time earlier this year when much of the nation was engaged in the panic buying game. Nowhere was this more obvious or remarked upon than in supplies of toilet paper. Despite the supply… Read More

Chinese chip imports lift: Australian supply declines

Convert to PDFLatest data shows Chinese woodchip imports lifted to a seven month high in September, hitting 1.302 million bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt) at an average price of USDCif152/bdmt. The big winner in the hardwood chip trade to China continues to be Vietnam, whose average price of supply in… Read More

Converted Packaging Update: Aug 2020

Convert to PDFMoulded Fibre Products Imports The value of Australia’s Moulded Fibre product imports continued to increase across the year ended August 2020. Up 7.7% across the year, total imports were valued at AUDM39.0, compared to the AUDM36.2 imported in the prior year. Used for a variety of purposes, including… Read More

Monthly printing and communication paper imports fall 7.1% August

Convert to PDFAustralia’s imports of Printing & Communication papers fell 7.1% in August, dropping to 27.9 kt. The result, which includes newsprint, saw imports lower than the 28.6 kt recorded in December 2019. Imports in August were at their lowest monthly level on record as the combined effects of the… Read More

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