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American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2013 Printing-Writing Paper Report

Friday, March 01, 2013

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its January 2013 Printing-Writing Paper Report. 

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments were down 3 percent from January 2012.

Additional key findings:

  • January shipments of coated free sheet (CFS) papers increased in 5 percent compared to January 2012, the third year-over-year increase in the past four months.
  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers shipments of 766,300 tons in January were 3 percent below the same period last year.
  • January uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 10 percent when compared to January 2012.
  • January shipments of coated mechanical (CM) decreased 9 percent compared to January 2012 to 255,900 tons.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.