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Paper, Paperboard Production Flat.

Paper and paperboard production registered a flat performance versus a year ago during the first seven months of 1999.

U.S. newsprint shipments lagged their year-ago volume by 4.9 percent in July, and were off 2.8 percent through the first seven months of 1999. The lagging performances reflected both lower U.S mill shipments to the domestic market -- off 2.9percent for the year so far -- and a 2.0 percent reduction in export tonnage.

Total U.S. purchases of printing-writing papers were up 1.7 percent during the first seven months, but domestic shipments rose only 0.9 percent.

 Paper and Paperboard Shipment and Production Data
 (In thousands of tons.)

 Revised Revised Annual rate % change from
 May June July year-to-date last year
Newsprint (Shipped) 587 597 589 6,982 -2.8
Printing & Writing 2,093 2,268 2,339 26,511 0.9
Coated Paper 729 814 834 9,285 -0.3
Uncoated Sheets 1,080 1,158 1,199 13,793 2.7
Boxboard 1,333 1,332 1,318 15,539 2.9
Containerboard 2,930 2,920 2,987 35,134 -1.3
Fiber Boxboard 2,609 2,596 2,686 31,069 1.4


Source: American Forest and Paper Association
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