Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2018 Printing-Writing Monthly report on December 14.
According to the November 2018 Printing-Writing Monthly report from the American Forest & Paper Association, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased six percent in November compared to November 2017. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased three percent from October. Imports of printing-writing papers in October increased 27 percent compared to October 2017 imports, while exports declined 27 percent compared to October 2017.
- Net imports of coated free sheet (CFS) papers peaked in October, hitting the highest level in at least seven years. Shipments of CFS decreased just one percent year-over-year in November.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper decreased five percent in November from the same month one year ago. Exports of UFS papers decreased 35 percent in October compared to October 2017.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers increased four percent year-over-year in November. U.S. shipments of coated mechanical (CM) paper; however, decreased 12 percent in November, while imports of CM papers increased 51 percent compared to last October. Exports of UM papers hit a new low in October, decreasing 75 percent compared to October 2017.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at [email protected] or 202-463-4716.