US Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Dip in December
Jan. 26, 2011 - According to the American Forest & Paper Association’s December 2010 Printing-Writing Paper Report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in December compared to December 2009. Two of the four major printing-writing grades posted increases compared to last December.
U.S. purchases (shipments + imports – exports) of printing-writing papers also decreased, down 1% in December.
Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% compared to November 2010.
Some additional key findings include:
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) inventory in December increased versus the previous month for the third consecutive month .
- Coated free sheet (CFS) shipments increase year-over-year every month in 2010.
- Coated mechanical (CM) year-to-date shipments lead 2009 for the twelfth consecutive month.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) shipments increase year-over-year for the eleventh time in 2010.
SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association