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AF&PA Releases November 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

CONTACT: Tim Ebner
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its November 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased one percent in November compared to November 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased nine percent in November compared to the same month last year. Total printing writing paper inventory levels decreased two percent when compared to October 2021.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments increased four percent compared to November 2020 while the inventory level decreased four percent compared to October 2021. UFS imports and exports both increased compared to October 2020, up 17 percent and four percent respectively.
  • U.S. purchases of coated free sheet (CFS) papers in November increased 15 percent compared to last November while the inventory level increased two percent compared to October 2021. CFS imports increased 63 percent while exports decreased 13 percent in October 2021.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) paper shipments decreased 27 percent compared to November 2020 while the inventory level decreased one percent compared to October 2021. CM imports and exports both increased compared to October 2020, up 12 percent and 26 percent respectively.
  • U.S. purchases of uncoated mechanical (UM) papers in November increased 21 percent compared to last November while the inventory level increased two percent compared to October 2021. UM imports and exports both increased compared to October 2020, up five percent and 49 percent respectively.

A subscription to the complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-4716.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.