U.S. Recycled Paper Consumption Up 7.1% in May
June 23, 2010 - According to the May 2010 Recovered Paper Monthly Report published by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.6 million tons, a 1.3% increase from last month, and an increase from May 2009 of 7.1%. Compared to the same five months of 2009, consumption is up 8.5%.
May 2010 consumption changes compared to May 2009 are as follows: Mixed (+5.8%), News (+5.2%), Corrugated (+11.7%), Pulp Substitutes (+2.2%), High Grade Deinking (-14.6%).
APRIL 2010 - EXPORTS/IMPORTS
The April 2010 U.S. exports of recovered paper stock increased to 1.8 million tons, a 7.7% increase from April 2009, and a 3.5% increase year-to-date.
The April 2010 U.S. imports of recovered paper stock decreased by 2,161 tons to 63,712 tons, a 3.3% decrease from last month. Compared to April 2009, however, imports are up by 207.0%.
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SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association