AF&PA June 2016 Report: Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased 6 Percent
According to the report released on July 21, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 6% in June compared to June 2015. Total printing-writing paper inventory increased 2% from May levels.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 5% compared to June 2015. UFS imports were down 41% year-over-year in May with exports down 17%.
- June coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments increased 1% compared to June 2015. Imports of CFS papers decreased 21% in May with exports down 8% year-over-year.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments increased slightly in June, up just less than 1% when compared with June 2015, the first year-over-year increase in the past sixteen months. Imports of UM papers were down 7% in May while exports of UM in May decreased 23% compared to the previous year.
- Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in June decreased 19% when compared to June 2015. Imports of CM increased 6% in May compared to May 2015 with exports down 41%.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or (202) 463-2448.
About the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.
The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states.