U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Increased in May

June 20, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2012 Kraft Paper Sector Report, which showed total Kraft paper shipments were 139.2 thousand tons, an increase of 2.3% compared to May 2011. Total inventory was 70.1 thousand tons for the month.

Total Bleached Kraft shipments increased year-over-year for all months in 2012.

The complete report with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton (dina_menton@afandpa.org or 202-463-2710).

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.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Industry companies produce about $190 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.

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