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American Forest & Paper Association Releases March 2015 Printing-Writing Statistics Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its March 2015 Printing-Writing Paper Report. 

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4 percent in March compared to March 2014, with inventory levels essentially unchanged from February.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments in March decreased 1 percent compared to March 2014. Imports of UFS increased 6 percent year-over-year in February but are down 2 percent year-to-date.
  • March coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 3 percent compared to March 2014. Imports of CFS papers also decreased 3 percent in February, the first year-over-year decrease in the last 10 months.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 9 percent when compared with March 2014. Imports of UM papers were down 12 percent in February, the eighth consecutive monthly decline.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in March decreased 14 percent relative to March 2014. Imports of CM were up 16 percent in February and exports increased by 17 percent, the second consecutive increase.


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