American Forest & Paper Association Releases November 2014 Kraft Paper Sector Report

Dec 18, 2014

CONTACT: Jessica McFaul
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2014 Kraft Paper Report on Dec. 16. 

Total Kraft paper shipments were 115.5 thousand tons, 7.7 percent lower than last month. Bleached Kraft paper shipments remained essentially flat compared to October at 8.6 thousand tons, while unbleached Kraft paper shipments decreased from 116.5 thousand tons to 106.8. Overall, year-to-date shipments in 2014 are 2.8 percent lower than the same period last year. Total month-end inventories increased to 71.5 thousands short tons in November.

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.  AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $210 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.