WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its July 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report.
According to the report released on Aug. 23, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8 percent in July compared to July 2015. Total printing-writing paper inventory increased 4 percent from June levels.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 8 percent compared to July 2015. UFS imports were down 37 percent year-over-year in June with exports down 22 percent.
- June coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments increased 1 percent compared to July 2015. Imports of CFS papers decreased 11 percent in June with exports increasing 9 percent year-over-year.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 19 percent in July compared to July 2015, the sixth year-over-year decrease in 2016. Imports of UM papers were down 26 percent in June while exports of UM in June increased 5 percent compared to the previous year.
- Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in July decreased 14 percent when compared to July 2015. Imports of CM increased 9 percent in June compared to June 2015 with exports down 11 percent.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at [email protected] or 202-463-2448.