U.S. Printing-writing Paper Shipments Decreased in November
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According to The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total U.S. 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.

Some other highlights include:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Previously, AF&PA reported that U.S. total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. Purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year. U.S. total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% when compared to September 2022.

(Quote from Comexposium Recycling Times Exhibition Services)