April 2020 Printing-Writing Paper Monthly Report Shows Total Shipments Down 30%
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its April 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report.
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased by 30 percent in April compared to April 2019. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 29 percent in April compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased by 3 percent when compared to March 2020.
- U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet (UFS) papers in February decreased 7 percent compared to last February while the inventory level remained essentially flat (+0.3 percent) compared to January 2020. UFS imports decreased by 36 percent, while exports increased by 31 percent in January 2020.
- Coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 27 percent compared to April 2019, while the inventory level decreased 1 percent compared to March 2020. CFS imports decreased by 10 percent, while exports increased by 3 percent in March 2020.
- U.S. purchases of coated mechanical (CM) papers in April decreased 18 percent compared to last April, while the inventory level remained essentially flat (+0.2 percent) compared to March 2020. CM imports decreased by 33 percent, while exports increased by 13 percent in March 2020.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 31 percent compared to April 2019 while the inventory level decreased 6 percent compared to March 2020. UM imports and exports both decreased compared to March 2019, down 19 percent and 12 percent, respectively.
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