Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The past five years have been challenging for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry. Industry players have struggled to hold market share in the face of greater import competition and a decline in demand. Profit has fallen and many companies have left the industry due to tough conditions. However, recent high pulp prices provided a much needed boost to revenue, which has nonetheless declined at a compound annual rate of 0.3% in the five years through 2012-13. As prices eased, revenue has dwindled, dropping by a forecast 4.7% in 2012-13 to reach $3.28 billion. Consumption of paper products in Australia has declined over time and any revenue growth has been solely due to higher prices... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing plants is mainly determined by the type of material resources used and access to water, energy, and effluent disposal facilities. Establishments using wood tend to be located close to forest resources, while those using wastepaper tend to be situated near major metropolitan areas with easy access to markets and ports.
Industry establishments are concentrated in New South Wales (35.3%) and Victoria (28.2%). Over the past five years, establishments have moved away from Victoria and New South Wales into Queensland and Tasmania, along with population changes and the growing search for new resources. Queensland accounts for 25.6% of industry establishments... purchase to read more