Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased 11 Percent in November 2019
Total U.S. printing-writing paper inventory levels in November 2019 increased one percent when compared to October 2019.
Dec. 16, 2019 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the November 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 11 percent in November compared to November 2018.
U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 10 percent in November compared to the same month last year.
Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased one percent when compared to October 2019.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 13 percent compared to November 2018 while the inventory level increased one percent compared to October 2019. UFS imports decreased 10 percent while exports increased one percent in October 2019.
- U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in November decreased nine percent compared to last November while the inventory level increased three percent compared to October 2019. CFS imports decreased 25 percent while exports remained essentially flat (+0.2%) in October 2019.
- Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments decreased three percent compared to November 2018 while the inventory level decreased four percent compared to October 2019. CM imports decreased 28 percent while exports increased 35 percent in October 2019.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in November decreased nine percent compared to last November while the inventory level remained essentially flat (+0.3%) compared to October 2019. UM imports decreased 24 percent while exports increased 36 percent in October 2019.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman Statistics_Publications@AFandPA.org or 202-463-4716.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative— Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.
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