Monthly Statistics on the North American Newsprint Industry
November 1, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
PULP AND PAPER PRODUCTS COUNCIL STATISTICS…
PULP AND PAPER PRODUCTS COUNCIL STATISTICS
MONTREAL, QC — The Pulp and Paper Products Council announced that North American newsprint mills ran at 94% of their capacity in August, as production slowed down 2.8% compared to the same month last year. So far in 2005, mills have cut their newsprint production by 4.4%. In August, total shipments slid 1.6% due to a 6.4% drop in sales to the U.S., whereas deliveries to Canada and overseas increased 2.5% and 18% respectively. In the first eight months of the year, total shipments by North American producers decreased 4%. By the end of August, North American mill stocks increased by 8,000 tonnes, to stand at 354,000 tonnes.
|To United States||745||796||-6.4%||6,081||6,512||-6.6%|
|To Other Markets||208||177||17.8%||1,698||1,616||5.1%|
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