Total printing-writing paper shipments increased five percent in July in the US

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased five percent in July compared to July 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased nine percent in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels remained essentially flat (-0.1 percent) when compared to June 2021.

Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments increased seven percent compared to July 2020 while the inventory level remained essentially flat (-0.4 percent) compared to June 2021.

UFS imports and exports both increased compared to June 2020, up four percent and 18 percent respectively.

U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in July increased three percent compared to last July while the inventory level increased two percent compared to June 2021.

CFS imports and exports both increased compared to June 2020, up 32 percent and 53 percent respectively.

Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments increased 16 percent compared to July 2020 while the inventory level decreased three percent compared to June 2021. CM imports and exports both increased compared to June 2020, up 60 percent and 31 percent respectively.

U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in July increased 28 percent compared to last July while the inventory level decreased four percent compared to June 2021.

UM imports and exports both increased compared to June 2020, up 61 percent and 180 percent respectively.

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