25 AUGUST 2020 IndustryEdge

Australia’s apparent consumption of virgin fibre pulp fell 12.4% in 2019-20, according to our latest analysis. Driven lower by the closure of Norske Skog’s Albury mill in late 2019, total virgin pulp consumption fell to 1.581 million tonnes, the lowest level in a decade. Although most of the impact was on mechanical pulp (-45.2% on 2018-19), chemical pulp consumption was also 2.1% lower.  Read more