Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Drop 8%, According to AF&PA July Report
According to the report released on Aug. 23, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8% in July compared to July 2015. Total printing-writing paper inventory increased 4% from June levels.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 8% compared to July 2015. UFS imports were down 37% year-over-year in June with exports down 22%.
- June coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments increased 1% compared to July 2015. Imports of CFS papers decreased 11% in June with exports increasing 9% year-over-year.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 19% in July compared to July 2015, the sixth year-over-year decrease in 2016. Imports of UM papers were down 26% in June while exports of UM in June increased 5% compared to the previous year.
- Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in July decreased 14% when compared to July 2015. Imports of CM increased 9% in June compared to June 2015 with exports down 11%.
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
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% 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.
Source: The American Forest & Paper Association.