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The American Forest & Paper Association Releases September Shipment Reports

The American Forest & Paper Association Releases September Shipment Reports

The America Forest & Paper Association (AF & PA) recently released two reports that outline the state of printing-writing and Kraft paper shipments in the United States. While printing-writing paper shipments have decreased, Kraft paper shipments have increased.

Printing-Writing Paper Decreases

The AF & PA recently reported that the total shipment of U.S. printing-writing paper has declined 4% year over year from September 2013 to September 2014. Total paper inventories also decreased 6% year over year.

  • Uncoated free sheet paper shipments decreased 6% year over year. Year-to-date shipments are down 9%. Imports increased 24% in 2014, indicating the 10th consecutive monthly increase.
  • Coated free sheet paper shipments also decreased 6% year over year. Year-to-date shipments have decreased 2%.
  • Uncoated mechanical paper shipments increased 5% year over year, which is the 8th consecutive month of year-over-year increases. Year-to-date shipments have increased 5%.
  • Coated mechanical shipments decreased 1% year over year and are down 5% in 2014.

Kraft Paper Shipping Increases 

Printing-writing paper shipments may have decreased, but U.S. Kraft paper shipments jumped 5.6% from August 2014 to September 2014.

  • Bleached paper shipments increased just under 24% from August 2014 to September 2014.
  • Unbleached paper shipments increased 3.6% from August 2014 to September 2014.

You can purchase the full reports by contacting Caroline Nealon at statistics_publications@afandpa.org, or by calling 202-463-2448.

The Paper Mill Store carries a full range of 20 lb. writing paper, as well as 24 lb., 28 lb., and 32 lb. writing paper. We also stock a wide variety of Kraft papers.

The American Forest & Paper Association aims to advance the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry in a sustainable manner though fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.


Sources

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Down 4 Percent in September.PaperAge. October 22, 2014.
U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments in September Jumped Up 5.6% Over August.PaperAge. October 17, 2014.

 

Steph Schinkel
Steph Schinkel

Steph is an avid crafter, DIY enthusiast, and regular contributor to The Paper who loves to handmake all of her cards. Above all else, Steph is a die-hard foodie with a massive sweet tooth and a deep, soul-consuming love for chocolate.