U.S. Industry Consumption of Recovered Paper Down 8% in September 2012

Total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in September was 2.36 million tons.

Nov. 1, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2012 U.S. Recovered Fiber Monthly Report which said total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in September was 2.36 million tons, 8 percent lower than August 2012. Year-to-date total consumption in 2012 is 4 percent lower than during the same period last year.

U.S. exports of recovered paper, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, decreased 4 percent in August compared to July, led by a drop in Mixed Papers exports which fell after a very strong July.

Year-to-date exports of recovered paper in 2012 are 6.5 percent lower than during the same period in 2011.

SOURCE: AF&PA