AF&PA June Printing-Writing Monthly Report Shows Decline in Paper Shipments
According to the June 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report from AF&PA, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 17% in June compared to June 2018. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers declined 11% in June compared to the same month last year.
Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% from May 2019.
- U.S. shipments of coated mechanical (CM) paper decreased 4% in June from the same month one year ago. The inventory level of CM papers increased 12% in June compared to May. CM imports in May 2019 decreased 25% year-over-year while exports remained essentially flat.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers decreased 9% in June when compared to June 2018. Inventories increased 1% compared to last month. Imports of UFS papers in May 2019 increased 43% while exports decreased 20%.
- U.S. shipments of coated free sheet (CFS) papers decreased 12% year-over-year in June. U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) paper decreased 16% in June. Inventory levels at the end of June when compared to May decreased for CFS and increased for UM. Both imports and exports of CFS and UM decreased year-over-year in May.
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