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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.

AF&PA Releases March 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

In March 2024, paper shipments, U.S. purchases, and inventory levels dropped by 1% compared to last year or February 2024.

AF&PA Supports Congressional Engagement on European Union Deforestation Regulation

We commend U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Angus King (ME) for leading this bipartisan effort with 24 other Senators to address the challenges of EUDR.

AF&PA Releases February 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in February increased 5% compared to February 2023. They were essentially flat when compared to the same 2 months of 2023.