Recovered paper consumption up

According to the September 2010 Recovered Paper Monthly Report published by the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total United States industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.63 million tons, 8 percent higher than September of last year. However, consumption in September was 3 percent lower than August. The United States consumed 9 percent more recovered paper in the first 9 months of 2010 than during the same period last year.

United States exports of recovered paper were down three percent in August compared to July. Year-to-date exports of recovered paper are two percent lower than during the same months last year.