U.S. Printing-writing Paper Shipment Decreases in April

U.S. Printing-writing Paper Shipment Decreases in April

U.S. Printing-writing Paper Shipment Decreases in April

U.S. Printing-writing Paper Shipment Decreases in AprilAccording to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 25% in April compared to April 2022.

Purchases of U.S. total printing-writing papers decreased by 21% in April compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased by 1% when compared to March 2023.

  • In addition, U.S. shipments decreased in all 3 major P-W grades (UFS, CFS, and MECH) when compared to April last year, with uncoated free sheet papers recording the smallest year- ago decrease of 13%.
  • Uncoated free sheet and mechanical papers exports and imports decreased in March compared to the same month last year, while coated free sheet imports increased by 3%. March year-to- date printing-writing net imports decreased by 9%.

Previously, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) reported that total printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 15% in February compared to February 2022.

  • U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased by 6% in February compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat (+0.3%) when compared to January 2023.
  • February shipments decreased in all 3 major P-W grades when compared to the same month the year before, with uncoated free sheet papers recording the smallest year-ago decrease of 9%. In January, compared to year-ago levels, net imports increased in coated and uncoated free sheet papers while net imports of mechanical papers decreased by 2%.

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