U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Decreased in October

Nov. 20, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its October 2012 Kraft Paper Sector Statistics Report, which showed total Kraft paper shipments were 128.3 thousand tons, a decrease of 5 percent compared to the prior month. Total inventory was 72.9 thousand tons this month.

Both unbleached and bleached Kraft shipments decreased year-over-year.

The complete survey with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon (Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

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