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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 dina_menton@afandpa.org or 202-463-2710.


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