U.S. Recovered Paper Consumption Decreases

Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.49 million tons in November, 3% lower than November of last year and 6% lower than last month, according to the November 2010 Recovered Paper Monthly Report published by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), Washington, D.C., USA. However, the U.S. consumed 7% more recovered paper in the first 11 months of 2010 than during the same period of last year.

The U.S. exported 9% more recovered paper in October than in September. Year-to-date exports of recovered paper are down 2% compared with the same months last year, the AF&PA report notes.