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

Jul 16, 2020

CONTACT: Tim Ebner
(202) 463-2587, comm@afandpa.org

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

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 25 percent in June compared to June 2019. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 25 percent in June compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased six percent when compared to May 2020.

  • U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers in June decreased 28 percent compared to last June while the inventory level decreased eight percent compared to May 2020. UFS imports and exports both decreased compared to May 2019, down 26 percent and 44 percent respectively.
  • Coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 13 percent compared to June 2019 while the inventory level decreased two percent compared to May 2020. CFS imports increased two percent while exports decreased 42 percent in May 2020.
  • U.S. purchases of coated mechanical (CM) papers in June decreased 40 percent compared to last June while the inventory level decreased two percent compared to May 2020. CM imports and exports both decreased compared to May 2019, down 42 percent and 16 percent respectively.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 35 percent compared to June 2019 while the inventory level remained essentially flat (-0.3 percent) compared to May 2020. UM imports and exports both decreased compared to May 2019, down 16 percent and 64 percent respectively.

A subscription to 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.