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Australian Packaging Paper Price Index: Up 11.8% year-ended March
29 May 2023 | IndustryEdge

This index shows the weighted average price movements for selected grades of packaging and industrial paper, and for the total of all packaging grades, imported to Australia IndustryEdge reports the packaging index is up 11.8%. Containerboard grade prices increased on average 15.9% across the year, while Cartonboard was up 21.9%. Read more.

Australian Printing Paper Price Index: variable movement in March
29 May 2023 | IndustryEdge

The latest detailed paper trade price indexes showed a variety of movement in March, with three-month moving average prices moving in different directions across the various grades. In particular, the LWC grades, which have seen rapid fluctuations in recent months, seemed to stabilise in February. Read more.

Regional Copy Paper Imports: Australian A4 copy paper imports still masked
29 May 2023 | IndustryEdge

This analysis shows copy paper import volumes and prices for Australia and New Zealand From January 2023, every detail of Australia’s imports of A4 White copy paper has been masked by ‘confidentiality restrictions’ – not even the total volume being reported by the ABS. Read more.

RCP Market: Value of Australian exports down 1.8% year-ended February
1 May 2023 | IndustryEdge

Australian recovered paper exports were valued at AUD284.5 million year-ended February 2023, down 1.8% compared with a year earlier. Exports totalled 1.038 million tonnes for the period, down 2.3% on the year earlier. The annual weighted average price was a reported AUDFob274.20/t for the year. Read more.

Regional Printing Paper Import Volumes: AU trade decreased 7.8% NZ down 10.1% year-ended February
28 April 2023 | IndustryEdge

Over the year-ended February 2023, Australia’s imports of printing and communication papers decreased 7.8% to total 322.4 kt. This annual decrease means Australia’s imports fell by 27.1 kt.  Read more.

Converted Products Briefing: year ended February 2023
28 April 2023 | IndustryEdge

Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre products grew across the year-ended February 2023, their value increasing 30.4% on the prior year. As shown in the chart, import value steadily increased since mid-2021, however has dropped back in recent months. In February 2023, import value was recorded at AUDM3.7 for the month. Read more.