U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Down in September

Oct. 18, 2011 - The American Forest & Paper Association's September 2011 Kraft Paper Sector Report showed that total Kraft paper shipments were 124.6 thousand tons, a decrease of 13.4% compared to September 2010. Total inventory was 80.9 thousand tons.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Total Unbleached Kraft shipments decreased compared to September 2010.
  • Total Bleached Kraft shipments stayed essentially flat compared the same month last year, however, year to date shipments increased compared to the same nine months in 2010.

The American Forest & Paper Association (www.afandpa.org) is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.

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