AF&PA Releases August 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly Report
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its August 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report on Friday, Sept. 13.
According to the August 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report from AF&PA, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 14% in August compared to August 2018. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers declined 13% in August compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat compared to July 2019.
- U.S. shipments of coated mechanical (CM) paper decreased 7% in August from the same month one year ago. The inventory level of CM papers increased 8% in August compared to July.CM imports increased while exports declined in July 2019.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers decreased 16% in August when compared toAugust 2018. Inventories decreased 8% compared to last month. Imports and exports of UM papersin July 2019 both decreased year-over-year.
- U.S. shipments of coated free sheet (CFS) papers decreased 18% year-over-year in August whileU.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper decreased 12%. Inventory levels at the end ofAugust when compared to July decreased for both CFS and remained flat for UFS papers. In July, imports and exports of CFS both decreased and for UFS papers, both increased year-over-year.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-4716.
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