AF&PA Finds Shipment Declines for Most Grades in ‘July 2012 Printing-Writing Paper Report’

WASHINGTON, DC—August 23, 2012—The American Forest & Paper Assn. has released its “July 2012 Printing-Writing Paper Report.” According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 3 percent last month compared to July 2011.

Shipments of coated mechanical papers posted the only year-over-year increase among the four major grades. U.S. purchases (demand) of printing-writing papers also decreased by 4 percent in July.

Additional key findings include:

  • Shipments of coated mechanical papers increased compared to July 2011, the third such year-over-year increase in 2012.
  • Shipments of coated free sheet papers reached a new high for the year, but still decreased slightly year-over-year.
  • Shipments of uncoated free sheet papers were down year-over-year, the fifth consecutive year-over-year decrease.
  • Uncoated mechanical paper shipments continue the downward trend, with 16 consecutive month year-over-year decreases.

To purchase the complete report with detailed tables, please contact Dina Menton at or 202-463-2710.

About AF&PA
The American Forest & Paper Assn. is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners. Our companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment.

Source: AF&PA

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