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AF&PA Releases June 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 3% when compared to May 2024. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers in May increased 9% compared to the same month last year.

AF&PA Releases June 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in June increased 7% compared to June 2023. They were up 10% when compared to the same 6 months of 2023.

AF&PA Welcomes SCOTUS Ruling on Good Neighbor Ruling and Chevron Deference

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions to stay the EPA’s “Good Neighbor” plan and overturn the Chevron precedent. These rulings save AF&PA members millions and promote sustainable regulation.

AF&PA Releases May 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased 1% in May compared to May 2023. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to April 2024.

AF&PA Supports NY Legislature's Decision to Shelve and Improve EPR Proposal

The NY State Legislature ended its session without passing the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act. The AF&PA supports recycling improvements but seeks provisions to protect paper and paper-based packaging recycling in future discussions.

AF&PA Releases April 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers and specialty packaging shipments in April increased 21% compared to April 2023. They were up 11% when compared to the same 4 months of 2023.

AF&PA Releases April 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments increased 13% in April compared to April 2023. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 1% in March compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to March 2024.

AF&PA Urges MN Governor Walz to Veto HF 3911

AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock urged Minnesota Governor Walz to veto HF 3911. 

AF&PA Details U.S. Paper Production and Capacity Trends

The 64th Paper Industry Annual Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey was released by AF&PA. The report provides detailed data on U.S. paper industry capacity and production compiled by the AF&PA statistics team.

AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Containerboard Quarterly Report

According to the report, total Containerboard production in Q1 increased 7% compared to Q1 2023.

AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Boxboard Quarterly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q1 decreased 2% compared to Q1 2023. The boxboard operating rate was 89.2%, up 1.3 points from the same quarter last year.

AF&PA Releases March 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

March 2024 saw a 5% drop in packaging paper shipments from March 2023 and a 2% decrease compared to the same period last year.