Total U.S. April printing-writing paper shipments down 9% year-over-year on decreases in all four major grades; purchases fell 5% while total inventory levels rose 3% month-over-month: AF&PA
May 25, 2011
– According to the American Forest & Paper Association’s April 2011 Printing-Writing Paper Report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 9% in April compared to April 2010. All four major printing-writing grades posted decreases compared to last April. U.S. purchases (shipments + imports – exports) of printing-writing papers decreased 5% in April. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 3% compared to March 2011.
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