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U.S. P&W Paper Shipments Decrease

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Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 6% this past August compared with  August 2014, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) August 2015 Printing-Writing Paper Report published this week. Total P&W paper inventory levels increased less than one-half of one percent from July. The report shows that:  
  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments were essentially flat compared with August 2014, with imports of UFS decreasing 29% year-over-year in July.
  • August coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 7% compared with August 2014. Imports of CFS papers decreased 15% in July, the second year-over-year decrease in the past 12 months.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 13% compared with August 2014. Imports of UM papers were down 16% in July, the 13th consecutive monthly decline. 
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in August decreased 18% relative to August 2014. Imports of CM increased in July, up 29%, while exports of CM were down 34%, the second decrease in the past six months.
The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org, or 202-463-2448.

 

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