American Forest & Paper Association Releases October 2018 P&W Paper Report

The American Forest & Paper Association / AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) released its October 2018 Printing-Writing Monthly report on Nov. 15, 2018.

According to the October 2018 Printing-Writing Monthly report from the American Forest & Paper Association, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4%  in Oct. compared to Oct. 2017. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% from September. Imports of printing-writing papers in September increased 4% compared to Sept. 2017 imports, while exports declined 27 percent compared to Sept. 2017.

Inventory of uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper decreased four percent in October from September, down to the lowest inventory level in at least seven years. Shipments declined two percent year-over-year in October. Exports of UFS papers decreased 43% in September compared to September 2017, the largest decrease in at least six years.
Shipments of coated mechanical (CM) papers decreased by more than 10 percent year-over-year for the eighth time in 2018. Imports of CM increased seven percent year-over-year in September.
U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) paper in October increased for the first time since June 2017. Meanwhile, U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers decreased ten percent year-over-year in October. September imports of CFS papers increased 17% compared to September 2017, while imports of UM papers decreased 3% compared to last September.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at or 202-463-4716.