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January 7, 2003
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The North American newsprint mills production grew 1.1% in November, compared to the same month last year according…

The North American newsprint mills production grew 1.1% in November, compared to the same month last year according to the Pulp and Paper Products Council. As a result, the operating rate, measured by the production-to-capacity ratio, stood at 92%.
Total North American shipments declined 1.5% in November, registering a first setback since May 2002. The fall in deliveries was due to a drop in exports (-6%), as domestic shipments remained virtually flat.
In November, total North American mills stocks rose 7,000 tonnes compared to October, but remained well below (-91,000 tonnes) the ten-year average.

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