American Forest & Paper Association Releases June 2015 Kraft Statistics Report

Jul 17, 2015
CONTACT: Heather Stegner
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org


WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2015 Kraft Paper Report on July 16.
 
Total Kraft paper shipments were 149.3 thousand short tons, 5.8 percent higher compared to June 2014. Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 8.4 thousand short tons in May 2015 to 10.9, while unbleached Kraft paper shipments remained increased from 131.5 thousand short tons to 138.4. Overall, shipments for the first half of 2015 were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2014. Total month-end inventories decreased to 73.4 thousand short tons.
 
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 over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 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.