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

Friday, October 23, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

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

According to the report released on October 22, 2015, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4 percent in September compared to September 2014. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 4 percent from August.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments were slightly ahead (less than 1 percent) of comparable shipments in September 2014, the second increase in the past four months. Imports of UFS decreased 25 percent year-over-year in August.
  • September coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 1 percent compared to September 2014. Imports of CFS papers increased 15 percent in August, the fifth year-over-year increase in the past six months.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 7 percent when compared with September 2014. Imports of UM papers were down 15 percent in August, the fourteenth consecutive monthly decline. 
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in September decreased 18 percent relative to September 2014. Imports of CM increased in August, up 18 percent, the fourth year-over-year increase in the past six months.

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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