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AF&PA Releases February 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in February compared to February 2023. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers remained essentially flat (-0.1%) in February compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels…

American Forest & Paper Association Sets Advocacy Agenda for 2024

AF&PA announced key advocacy priorities for 2024. Our policy priorities include safety, sustainability and energy and the environment. That’s in addition to several regulatory and policy challenges facing the paper and wood products industry this year.

AF&PA Releases January 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased 4% compared to January 2023.

AF&PA Releases January 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

January 2024 saw a 9% drop in total printing-writing paper shipments from January 2023. In December 2023, U.S. purchases decreased 19% compared to December 2022. Inventory levels also fell by 1% from December 2023. Shipments in all major P-W categories declined: Uncoated Free Sheet by 3%, Coated…

Forest Products Industry Testifies in Support of Legislative Action to Improve Air Quality Standards

AF&PA and AWC testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging legislative action to modernize U.S. air quality programs. We stand ready to work with the Administration to strengthen and support sustainable air regulations.

AF&PA and AWC Respond to EPA’s PM NAAQS Rule

The American Forest & Paper Association and American Wood Council responded to the EPA’s updated National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter. This unworkable PM NAAQS rule undermines President Biden's promise to grow and reshore manufacturing jobs.

AF&PA Welcomes Howard Coker as Board Chair

AF&PA welcomed Sonoco President and CEO Howard Coker as the new Board Chair. He joins top industry leaders who represent a broad spectrum of companies in the paper and wood products manufacturing sector.

AF&PA Releases December 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 14% in December compared to December 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 25% in November compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 3% when compared to November 2023.

AF&PA Releases December 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December remained essentially flat (+0.4%) compared to December 2022.

AF&PA Applauds New York Governor Hochul for Vetoing Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act

The American Forest & Paper Association applauds Governor Kathy Hochul’s decision to veto New York’s Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act. The proposed legislation brought significant concerns for our industry impacting non-tropical forest products. 

AF&PA Releases November 2023 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 16% in November compared to November 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 24% in November compared to the same month last year.

AF&PA Releases November 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in November increased 1% compared to November 2022. They were down 1% when compared to the same 11 months of 2022.