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American Forest & Paper Association Releases May 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report.

According to the report released on June 21, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4 percent in May compared to May 2015. Total printing-writing paper inventory increased 2 percent from April levels.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments were essentially flat compared to May 2015 decreasing less than one-half of 1 percent. UFS imports were down 20 percent year-over-year in April.
  • May coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 1 percent compared to May 2015. Imports of CFS papers decreased 11 percent in April with exports down 1 percent year-over-year.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 7 percent when compared with May 2015. Imports of UM papers were down 3 percent in April while exports of UM in April decreased 37 percent compared to the previous year.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in May decreased 18 percent when compared to May 2015. Imports of CM increased 1 percent in April compared to April 2015.

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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