Total U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Up 3% in November

Total U.S. Kraft paper shipments in November 2015 were 130.3 thousand short tons, 3 percent higher compared to November 2014.

Dec. 16, 2015 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2015 Kraft Paper Report, which said total Kraft paper shipments were 130.3 thousand short tons, 3 percent higher compared to November 2014.

Bleached Kraft paper shipments decreased from 9.4 thousand short tons in October to 6.8, while unbleached Kraft paper decreased from 139.8 to 123.6 thousand short tons.

Overall, year-to-date shipments up to November 2015 were 2.1 percent higher compared to the same period in 2014. Total month-end inventories decreased slightly to 76.4 thousand short tons.

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

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