U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8% in January 2014

25 February, 16:04
Feb 26, 2014. /Lesprom Network/. U.S. total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8% in January 2014 compared to January 2013, with decreases in all four printing-writing grades, as the American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Uncoated free sheet paper shipments in January decreased 11% compared to January 2013, with inventories increasing 5% over December levels.

January coated free sheet papers shipments decreased 4% compared to the same period in 2013 to 323,000 tons.

Uncoated mechanical paper shipments decreased 2% in January, the first year-over-year decline in the past seven months.

Coated mechanical shipments of 231,400 tons in January decreased 10% compared to January 2013.

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




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