AF&PA Release Aug 2012 Printing-Writing Paper Report
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
The American Forest & Paper Association has released its August 2012 Printing-Writing Paper Report.
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5 percent in August compared to August 2011. All four major printing-writing grades posted single-digit decreases compared to last August. U.S. purchases of printing-writing papers also decreased, down 6 percent in August. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 5 percent from last month, primarily due to double-digit decreases in mechanical-grade paper inventories. Additional key findings include:
- Shipments of coated free sheet papers decreased year-over-year, but August shipments reached the highest level since October 2011.
- Shipments of uncoated free sheet papers down year-over-year, the sixth consecutive single-digit year-over-year decrease.
- Uncoated mechanical paper inventories dropped sharply.
- Inventory of coated mechanical papers also dropped and hit the lowest point since December 2007.
The complete survey with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-463-2710.
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