Australia’s pulp imports lifted 7.0% in 2020

Convert to PDFAustralia’s total pulp imports lifted a healthy 7.5% (21.4 kt) in 2020, rising to 307.4 kt, just marginally below the annualised peak recorded in mid-2018. In December 2020, monthly imports softened to 21.9 kt, down 26% on the prior month, but more importantly, 14.4% softer than the average… Read More

Paper Price Index: regional prices lifted 7.0% in December

Convert to PDFThe Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* rose 7.0% in December 2020, compared with the prior month. Measured in US dollars, the monthly average price was USDFob849/t, a rise of USD81/t on the prior month. The quarter-on-quarter average price lifted… Read More

Converted Products Update – year ended Dec 2020

Convert to PDFMoulded Fibre Products Imports Australia’s Moulded Fibre product imports continued to increase in value across the year ended December 2020. Up 6.8%, total imports were valued at AUDM41.2, compared to the AUDM38.6 imported in the prior year. Used for a variety of purposes, including disposable medical pans, imports… Read More

Paper trade deficit lifts 3.5% as import volumes crash

Convert to PDFAustralia’s trade deficit for paper and paperboard products grew by 3.5% in 2020, pushing out to AUD1.921 billion. The drivers for the expanded trade deficit were headlined by a falling export value, reflecting the appreciation of the Australian dollar, more than declines in export volumes. The value of… Read More

Shipping & Freight: rates at record levels, premium surcharge impact

Convert to PDFThe mid-February Lunar New Year holidays brought about a cessation to the staggering growth in containerized freight rates, but has done nothing to curtail the agonies being experienced across the global freight network. Shipping containers remain in the wrong places, as we have previously discussed, and as the… Read More

Big lift in NZ Corrugating Medium Imports – Kraftliner down

Convert to PDFNew Zealand’s imports of Corrugating Medium lifted 67% in 2020 to reach 65,216 tonnes, with shipments from Australia almost doubling and accounting for 83% of the total. By contrast, the other containerboard grade – Kraftliner – saw imports fall 10% to 62,914 tonnes, with Australia’s share close to… Read More

Kiwi Sack Kraft imports continue to grow slowly

Convert to PDFNew Zealand’s imports of Sack Kraft – for the manufacture of industrial sacks and bags – lifted 10.8% in 2020 to 2,680 tonnes. The modest rise was led by imports from Australia that rose two-thirds (66.9%) to 1,388 tonnes, with the other major suppliers all losing ground over… Read More

Australia’s pulp imports up 7.5% in 2020

Convert to PDFAustralia’s total pulp imports lifted a healthy 7.5% (21.4 kt) in 2020, rising to 307.4 kt, just marginally below the annualised peak recorded in mid-2018. In December 2020, monthly imports softened to 21.9 kt, down 26% on the prior month, but more importantly, 14.4% softer than the average… Read More

Paper & paperboard import value fell 11.4% in December

Convert to PDFAustralia’s imports of paper, paperboard and paper products were valued at AUDFob218.2 million in December 2020, down 11.4% compared with the prior month. Most of the decline can be booked to the seasonal downturn, with the value of imports actually 4.6% higher than in December 2019. After significant… Read More

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