AF&PA August paper reports
The American Forest & Paper Association released its August U.S. paper reports.
Total boxboard production increased by 2.8 percent compared to August 2012, and increased 3.2 percent from the previous month. Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month last year, and increased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased compared to August 2012, and increased compared to last month. The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to August 2012, and increased when compared to last month.
Total Kraft paper shipments were 135.4 thousand tons, essentially flat compared to the prior month. Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased year-over-year 13.2 percent, but the 4.4 percent year-over-year decline in unbleached Kraft paper shipments was enough to bring overall Kraft paper shipments down 2.1 percent year-over-year. Total month-end inventory also remained essentially flat compared to July 2013.
Printing-Writing Paper Report
Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4 percent in August compared to August 2012.