The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its November 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in November compared to November 2021.
U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 13% in November compared to the same month last year.
Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 9% when compared to October 2022.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments remained essentially flat (-0.3%) compared to November 2021 while the inventory level increased 8% compared to October 2022. UFS imports increased 55% while exports decreased 24% in October 2022.
- U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in November increased 22% compared to last November while the inventory level increased 14% compared to October 2022. CFS imports doubled, increasing 101%, while exports decreased 5% in October 2022.
- Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments increased 5% compared to November 2021 while the inventory level increased 10% compared to October 2022. CM imports increased 41% while exports decreased 4% in October 2022.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in November increased 5% compared to last November while the inventory level increased 2% compared to October 2022. UM imports and exports both decreased compared to October 2021, down 2% and 2% respectively.
A subscription to the complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@AFandPA.org or 202-463-4716.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular in nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative – Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future.
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 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states.
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SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)