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WASHINGTON, USA, Dec 20, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2012 Kraft Paper Report on Dec. 18.

Total Kraft paper shipments were 120.4 thousand tons, a decrease of 11.2 percent compared to the prior month. Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased year-over-year 21.2 percent. Unbleached Kraft paper declined 15.7 percent year-over-year. Total month-end inventory increased 4.3 percent to 76.0 thousand tons this month compared to October 2012 month-end inventories.

The complete survey with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon ( or 202-463-2448).

The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners. Our companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Industry companies produce about $190 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at


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