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U.S. Industry Consumption of Recoverd Paper Up Slightly in November

Dec. 23, 2009 - The American Forest & Paper Association, in its November 2009 Recovered Paper Monthly Report, said that the total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.5 million tons, a 0.9% increase from last month, and an increase from November 2008 of 0.8%. Compared to the same eleven months of 2008, consumption is down 13.6%.

November 2009 consumption changes compared to November 2008 are as follows:

  • Mixed: -1.1%
  • News: -10.6%
  • Corrugated: +4.1%
  • Pulp Substitutes: +16.9%
  • High Grade Deinking: -4.9%

The October 2009 U.S. exports of recovered paper stock increased to 1.7 million tons, a 10.0% increase from October 2008, and a 3.1% increase year-to-date.

The October 2009 U.S. imports of recovered paper stock rose by 1,081 tons to 36,087 tons, a 3.1% increase from last month. Compared to October 2008, however, imports are down by 41.9%.

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)




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