Total Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased 8 Percent in February
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The American Forest & Paper Association has released its February 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the report, released on March 21, 2017, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8 percent in February compared to February 2016. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels were flat from January 2017.
- Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 6 percent year-over-year in February. UFS imports increased 9 percent in January compared to January 2016, with exports decreasing 5 percent year-over-year in January.
- February coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 8 percent compared to February 2016. Imports of CFS papers increased 5 percent year-over-year in January, and exports increased 2 percent in January relative to the previous year.
- Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 23 percent in February compared to February 2016. Imports of UM increased 11 percent in January, with exports of UM in January increasing 17 percent.
- Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in February decreased 8 percent when compared to February 2016. Imports of CM decreased 3 percent in January compared to January 2016, and exports increased 13 percent in January relative to the previous year.
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