U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments in September Jumped Up 5.6% Over August

Total U.S. Kraft paper shipments in September were 126.8 thousand tons – 5.6 percent higher than August.

Oct. 17, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2014 Kraft Paper Report which said total Kraft paper shipments were 126.8 thousand tons, 5.6 percent higher than last month.

Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 8.7 thousand tons in August to 11.4 in September, while unbleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 111.4 thousand tons to 115.4.

Overall, shipments for the first nine months of 2014 were 3.1 percent lower than the same period last year.

Total month-end inventories decreased 1.2 percent compared to August.

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, 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.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $210 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

SOURCE: AF&PA