AF&PA Releases May 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

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WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the May 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly report.

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased 1% in May compared to May 2023. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to April 2024.

U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 10% in April compared to the same month last year. Individually, U.S. uncoated free sheet (UFS) purchases increased 10% over the same period, coated free sheet (CFS) purchases increased 21% while mechanical (MECH) paper purchases decreased 4%.

A subscription to the complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 recyclable 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 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper