AF&PA Releases July 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report

Aug 24, 2016

CONTACT: Jorrian Whaley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its July 2016 Printing-Writing Paper Report.

According to the report released on Aug. 23, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8 percent in July compared to July 2015. Total printing-writing paper inventory increased 4 percent from June levels.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 8 percent compared to July 2015. UFS imports were down 37 percent year-over-year in June with exports down 22 percent.
  • June coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments increased 1 percent compared to July 2015. Imports of CFS papers decreased 11 percent in June with exports increasing 9 percent year-over-year.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 19 percent in July compared to July 2015, the sixth year-over-year decrease in 2016. Imports of UM papers were down 26 percent in June while exports of UM in June increased 5 percent compared to the previous year.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in July decreased 14 percent when compared to July 2015. Imports of CM increased 9 percent in June compared to June 2015 with exports down 11 percent.

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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