Latest research and analysis by IndustryEdge demonstrates that Australia’s consumption of paper and paperboard will increase by a total 4.9% over the five years to 2020. The 157,000 tonne increase in consumption is reported in the 24th annual edition of the Pulp & Paper Strategic Review, which has just been published by IndustryEdge.
However, that aggregate consumption increase is not uniform across the major grades of paper and paperboard. Indeed, almost all forecast growth will be provided by increased consumption of packaging and industrial papers and printing and communication papers.
For the first time, the Strategic Review includes forecasts for consumption and demand in New Zealand, as well as Australia and also includes new ‘snapshot’ graphics for each major sector for both Australia and New Zealand (see below).
Over the same five year period, New Zealand’s aggregate consumption will grow 4.3%. As with Australia, consumption growth will not be uniform across the paper grades, with Packaging and industrial papers again set to dominate.
The Strategic Review includes, for the first time, ‘key point’ graphics to give you a rapid snapshot of all major sectors for both Australia and New Zealand.