U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 1% in July
U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in July 2022 compared to July 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to June 2022.

U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 1% in July

U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 1% in July

U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in July 2022 compared to July 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to June 2022, according to the American Forest & Paper Association.

Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 1% compared to July 2021 while the inventory level increased 5% compared to June 2022. UFS imports increased 8% while exports decreased 25% in June 2022.

U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in July increased 2% compared to last July while the inventory level decreased 1% compared to June 2022. CFS imports and exports both increased compared to June 2021, up 32% and 6% respectively.

Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments decreased 18% compared to July 2021 while the inventory level increased 2% compared to June 2022. CM imports increased 48% while exports decreased 41% in June 2022.

U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in July increased 16% compared to last July while the inventory level decreased 13% compared to June 2022. UM imports increased 9% while exports decreased 10% in June 2022.

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