U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased 8 Percent in September
(Washington DC, USA, Oct. 24, 2016) The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8 percent in September compared to September 2015.
Total printing-writing paper inventory decreased 4 percent from August levels.
Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 8 percent year-over-year in September, after recording three year-over-year increases in 2016. UFS imports increased 18 percent year-over-year in August with exports increasing 14 percent.
September coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 3 percent compared to September 2015. Imports of CFS papers increased 10 percent in August with exports increasing 10 percent year-over-year as well.
Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 13 percent in September compared to September 2015. Imports of UM papers were down 2 percent in August while exports of UM in July decreased 22 percent compared to the previous year.
Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in September decreased 14 percent when compared to September 2015. Imports of CM increased were flat in August compared to August 2015 with exports down 12 percent. (Source: press release)