AF&PA Releases December 2015 Kraft Statistics Report

Jan 15, 2016
CONTACT: Jorrian Whaley
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 WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its December 2015 Kraft Paper Report on Jan. 15.
Total Kraft paper shipments were 129.9 thousand short tons, 7.7 percent lower compared to December 2014. Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 6.8 thousand short tons in November to 7.5, while unbleached Kraft paper decreased from 123.6 to 122.4 thousand short tons. Overall, shipments in 2015 were 1.3 percent higher compared to 2014. Total month-end inventories decreased to 70.6 thousand short tons.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at or 202-463-2448.

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. 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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.