Total US printing-writing paper shipments in August down 5% year-over-year, purchases down 1%, inventories down 2% from July; US coated freesheet paper shipments down 6% year-over-year, and US purchases of uncoated freesheet papers drop 1%: AF&PA

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WASHINGTON , September 16, 2022 (press release) –

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its August 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5% in August compared to August 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 1% in August compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to July 2022.

  • U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers in August decreased 1% compared to last August while the inventory level decreased 2% compared to July 2022. UFS imports increased 25% while exports decreased 12% in July 2022.
  • Coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 6% compared to August 2021 while the inventory level decreased 3% compared to July 2022. CFS imports and exports both increased compared to July 2021, up 37% and 10% respectively.
  • U.S. purchases of coated mechanical (CM) papers in August decreased 10% compared to last August while the inventory level increased 5% compared to July 2022. CM imports increased 14% while exports decreased 16% in July 2022.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments increased 17% compared to August 2021 while the inventory level decreased 9% compared to July 2022. UM imports increased 8% while exports decreased 15% in July 2022.

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy, and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

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