AF&PA Releases Its May 2019 Printing-Writing Paper Monthly Report
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its May 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report.
According to the May 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report from AF&PA, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 11% in May compared to May 2018. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers declined 8% in May compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% from April 2019.
- U.S. shipments of uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper decreased 13% in May from the same month one year ago. The inventory level of UFS papers increased 2% in May compared to April. UFS imports in April 2019 increased 39% year-over-year while exports decreased 29%.
- U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers decreased 5% in May when compared to May 2018. Inventories decreased 2% compared to last month. Imports of CFS papers in April 2019 increased 6%, while exports decreased 10%.
- U.S. shipments of coated mechanical (CM) papers decreased 4% year-over-year in May. U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) paper decreased 10% in May. Inventory levels at the end of May, when compared to April, increased for CM and decreased for UM, both by 3%. Both imports and exports of CM increased year-over-year in April, while UM imports and exports were both up.
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