American Forest & Paper Releases October 2012 Report

WASHINGTON,DC—Nov. 26, 2012—The American Forest & Paper Association released its October 2012 “Printing-Writing Paper Report.” According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased two percent in October compared to October 2011, primarily driven by declines in uncoated mechanical shipments.

Additional key findings include:

  • October shipments of coated free-sheet papers increased year-over-year for the fifth time in the past 12 months, reaching the highest level since September 2010.
  • Shipments of uncoated free sheet paper in October increased two percent over the same period in 2011, with mill inventories at the lowest level since July 1995.
  • October uncoated mechanical paper shipments decreased 23 percent compared to October 2011, with YTD shipments down 16 percent relative to the previous year.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at or by phone at (202) 463-2448.

About American Forest & Paper Association
The American Forest & Paper Association 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.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately five percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Industry companies produce about $190 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.

Source: AF&PA.

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