American Forest & Paper Association Releases September 2012 U.S. Recovered Fiber Monthly Report

Nov 01, 2012
For more information: Jessica McFaul (202) 463-2436

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2012 U.S. Recovered Fiber Monthly Report on Monday, Oct. 22. 

According to the report, total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in September was 2.36 million tons, 8 percent lower than August 2012.  Year-to-date total consumption in 2012 is 4 percent lower than during the same period last year. 

U.S. exports of recovered paper, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, decreased 4 percent in August compared to July, led by a drop in Mixed Papers exports which fell after a very strong July.  Year-to-date exports of recovered paper in 2012 are 6.5 percent lower than during the same period in 2011.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton at or 202-463-2710. 

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 The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.  Our companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP.  Industry companies produce about $190 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.  Visit AF&PA online at