April 2020 Printing-Writing Paper Monthly Report Shows Total Shipments Down 30%
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 30% in April compared to April 2019. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 29% in April compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased by 3% when compared to March 2020.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers in February decreased 7% compared to last February while the inventory level remained essentially flat (+0.3%) compared to January 2020. UFS imports decreased by 36% while exports increased by 31% in January 2020.
- Coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 27% compared to April 2019 while the inventory level decreased 1% compared to March 2020. CFS imports decreased by 10% while exports increased by 3% in March 2020.
- U.S. purchases of coated mechanical (CM) papers in April decreased 18% compared to last April while the inventory level remained essentially flat (+0.2%) compared to March 2020. CM imports decreased by 33% while exports increased by 13% in March 2020.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 31% compared to April 2019 while the inventory level decreased 6% compared to March 2020. UM imports and exports both decreased compared to March 2019, down 19% and 12% respectively.
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