AF&PA July Printing-Writing Paper Report Reveals Imports are Up and Exports Down
WASHINGTON - August 22, 2018 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its July 2018 Printing-Writing Paper report on August 20.
According to the July 2018 Printing-Writing Monthly report from the American Forest & Paper Association, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5% in July compared to July 2017. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% from June. Imports of printing-writing papers in June increased 11% compared to June 2017 imports, while exports declined 19% compared to June 2017.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper imports increased year-over-year for the second consecutive month in June following 12 consecutive year-over-year declines. Exports of UFS papers decreased 17% in June compared to June 2017.
- Shipments of coated free sheet (CFS) papers decreased 6% year-over-year in July 2018. Imports of CFS increased 4% year-over-year in June. Exports of CFS decreased 13% year-over-year in June.
- Shipments of coated mechanical (CM) paper and uncoated mechanical (UM) papers both decreased year-over-year in July for at least the 20th consecutive month. Imports of CM papers increased 39% compared to June 2017, while exports of UM papers decreased 40% compared to last June.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-4716.
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