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U.S. P&W Paper Shipments in October Down 4% from 2010

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Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared with October 2010, according to AF&PA's (Washington, D.C., USA) recently released October 2011 Printing-Writing Paper Report. All four major P&W grades posted decreases compared with last October. U.S. purchases (shipments + imports – exports) of P&W papers decreased 3% in October. Total P&W paper inventory levels decreased 5% compared with September 2011.

Some points of interest from the report include: 

  • September exports of uncoated free sheet (UFS) decreased year-over-year 
  • Shipments of coated free sheet (CFS) decreased year-over-year for the eleventh consecutive month 
  • Coated mechanical (CM) purchases increased year-over-year for the second time in 2011 
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) shipments decreased year-over-year for the seventh consecutive month following 15 consecutive months of year-over-year increases.


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