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Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Decreased 13 Percent in December 2022

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Jan. 19, 2023 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the December 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly report. According to the report, total U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December decreased 13% compared to December 2021.

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments were down 4% for the year compared to 2021.

Shipments of the biggest subgrade in bleached packaging papers — food wrapping — were 27,000 short tons for the month of December.

Unbleached packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December decreased 12% compared to December 2021. They were down 2% for the year compared to 2021.

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.

About AF&PA

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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