paper consumption rose 7.1 percent
According to the May 2010 Recovered Paper
Monthly Report published by the American Forest & Paper Association
(AF&PA), total United States industry consumption of recovered
paper was 2.6 million tons, a 1.3 percent increase from last
month, and an increase from May 2009 of 7.1 percent. Compared
to the same five months of 2009, consumption is up 8.5 percent.
The current month consumption changes compared
to May 2009 are as follows: Mixed (+5.8 percent), News (+5.2
percent), Corrugated (+11.7 percent), Pulp Substitutes (+2.2
percent), High Grade Deinking (-14.6 percent).
The April 2010 United States exports of recovered
paper stock to 1.8 million tons, a 7.7 percent increase from
April 2009, and a 3.5 percent increase year-to-date.