Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Preliminary Printing and Writing Paper Figures for March

Based on recent UBS report-
UBS reported that coated freesheet shipments in the USA in March increased 27.1% vs. last year, the 5th consecutive month of growth reaching the highest level since Oct 2008. Coated groundwood shipments rose 33.9% vs. last year, also the 5th consecutive month of growth. Both grades were compared against easy baselines last March. Uncoated groundwood shipments increased 26.5% vs. last year, but uncoated freesheet paper was a bit weak, almost flat with last year. Note, these are preliminary figures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Appears most grades are enjoying an increase in price and also demand. I wonder how much of this is restocking and not genuine demand by the ultimate end user.