Total US printing-writing paper shipments in October down 15% year-over year, US purchases down 30%, inventory levels drop 2% from September; net imports in all three major P-W grades in September down 49% from year ago and down 37% year-to-date: AF&PA

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November 16, 2023 (press release) –

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the October 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly report. 

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 15% in October compared to October 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 30% in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to September 2023. 

Net imports in all 3 major printing-writing grades in September decreased 49% compared to the same month last year and 37% year-to-date. Individually, most import and export trade activity in the 3 major grades in September has decreased when compared to the same month last year. The only exception are Mechanical papers exports, which saw a 10% increase. 

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