U.S Printing-writing Paper Shipments Continue to Decline in January
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According to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 9% in January compared to January 2022.

U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in January compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to December 2022.

January shipments decreased in 3 of the 4 major P-W grades when compared to the same month the year before, with uncoated mechanical papers recording the sole year-ago increase.

In 2022 year to date net imports increased in all 4 major grades, with a coated and uncoated free sheets showing the greatest percent increase and coated mechanical increasing the least.

Previously, AF&PA reported that total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 9% in December compared to December 2021 while U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 4% in December compared to the same month last year.

December shipments decreased in 3 of the 4 major P-W grades when compared to the same month the year before, with coated mechanical papers recording the sole year-ago increase. For the year-to-date, however, the opposite is true, with increases in 3 major grades and the only decline occurring in coated mechanical papers.

(Quote from RT)