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

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

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

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4 percent in August compared to August 2012.

Additional key findings:

  • August coated free sheet (CFS) papers shipments decreased 5 percent compared to August 2012, with year-to-date shipments through August essentially flat compared to 2012. U.S. imports of CFS papers decreased 6 percent year-over-year in July.
  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 3 percent in August. For the year, shipments are down 3 percent in 2013. U.S. exports of UFS papers in July increased year-over-year for the fourth consecutive month.
  • August uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 7 percent when compared to August 2012, with year-over-year imports through June up 6 percent. UM exports are up 12 percent in 2013 compared to the first seven months of 2012.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in August decreased 6 percent compared to August 2012. Shipments of CM are down 11 percent for the year, with imports up 4 percent year-over-year through July.

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.


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