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American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Feb 25, 2020

CONTACT: Lindsay Murphy
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

 

WASHINGTON -- The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its January 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

 

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased eight percent in January compared to January 2019. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased nine percent in January compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased three percent when compared to December 2019.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased nine percent compared to January 2019 while the inventory level increased two percent compared to December 2019. UFS imports decreased 28 percent while exports increased 41 percent in December 2019.
  • U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in January decreased nine percent compared to last January while the inventory level increased four percent compared to December 2019. CFS imports decreased 31 percent while exports increased seven percent in December 2019.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments decreased 12 percent compared to January 2019 while the inventory level increased nine percent compared to December 2019. CM imports decreased 27 percent while exports increased 22 percent in December 2019.
  • U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in January decreased seven percent compared to last January while the inventory level increased four percent compared to December 2019. UM imports and exports both decreased compared to December 2018, down 20 percent and three percent respectively. 

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman Statistics_Publications@AFandPA.org or 202-463-4716. 

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue 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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.