June 16, 2021 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its May 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased 11 percent in May compared to May 2020.
U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased six percent in May compared to the same month last year.
Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat (+0.3 percent) when compared to April 2021.
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 U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular in nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative – Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future.
The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 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.
SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
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