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U.S. Recycled Paper Consumption Rises 3 Percent in May

U.S. industry consumption of recycled paper in May climbed 3 percent in May compared with April, according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA).

The Washington-based association said in a news release that consumption of recovered paper totaled 2.54 million tons for the most recent month.

For the year to date, however, consumption has dropped 2 percent compared with the same period last year.

U.S. exports of recovered paper fell 11 percent in April compared with March, with decreases coming primarily from other mechanical and corrugated paper. Exports for the year to date have fallen 2 percent compared with 2011.

 

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