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Jan. 21, 2021 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its December 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 26 percent in December compared to December 2019.
U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 22 percent in December compared to the same month last year.
Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat (+0.3 percent) when compared to November 2020.
A subscription to the complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at 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.
The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $300 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.
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