US Printing-Writing Shipments Fell 16% in November Y-O-Y

The American Forest & Paper Association
December 20, 2023
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: United States

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the November 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 16% in November compared to November 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 24% in November compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat (+0.4%) when compared to October 2023. Individually, shipments in all three major P-W grades (UFS, CFS and MECH) in November decreased as well. Uncoated Free Sheet shipments decreased 10% when compared to November 2022, Coated Free Sheet shipments decreased 21% compared to the same period last year, and Mechanical papers shipments decreased 39% compared to the same period last year.

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