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U.S. Recovered Paper Consumption up 9% Year-to-Date

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Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.63 million tons, 8% higher than September of last year, according to the September 2010 Recovered Paper Monthly Report published this week by AF&PA, Washington, D.C., USA. However, consumption in September was 3% lower than in August. The U.S. consumed 9% more recovered paper in the first nine months of 2010 than during the same period last year.

U.S. exports of recovered paper were down 3% in August compared with July. Year-to-date exports of recovered paper are 2% lower than during the same months last year.