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.
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