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U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments in June Down 8.5 Percent

Kraft Paper on winder Total U.S. Kraft paper shipments in June 2016 were 137.8 thousand short tons, 8.5 percent lower compared to June of last year, which had the highest shipment volume in 2015.

July 22, 2016 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2016 Kraft Paper Report. Total Kraft paper shipments were 137.8 thousand short tons, 8.5 percent lower compared to June of last year, which had the highest shipment volume in 2015.

Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 7.0 thousand short tons in May to 7.7, while unbleached Kraft paper decreased from 131.0 to 130.1 thousand short tons.

Overall, shipments in the first half of 2016 were 2.4 percent lower compared to the same period in 2015. Total month-end inventories decreased from 79.2 to 68.6 thousand short tons.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data 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 $200 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