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American Forest & Paper Association Releases February 2014 Printing-Writing Report

Monday, March 24, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its February 2014 Printing-Writing Paper Report.

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 3 percent in February compared to February 2013, with total inventories decreasing 3 percent from January levels.

Additional key findings:

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments in February decreased 5 percent compared to February 2013. YTD shipments are down 8 percent in 2014.
  • February coated free sheet (CFS) papers shipments were down 1 percent compared to the same period in 2013.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments increased 7 percent in February, the fifth year-over-year increase in the past six months. Year-to-date shipments of UM are up 2 percent compared to 2013.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in February decreased 6 percent compared to February 2013. Imports of CM in January were down 16 percent relative to the same period in 2013. 

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.


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