Our latest data on the Uncoated Freesheet Market, U.S. economy and trends.
|Uncoated Freesheet Market (U.S.)|
|UFS Imports||1,115K tons||13.4%|
|UFS Demand||7,158K tons||-8.7%|
|UFS Cut-size Demand||3,140K tons||-5.6%|
|UFS Offset Opaque Demand||1,974K tons||-10.9%|
|UFS Envelope Demand||748K tons||-6.6%|
|UFS Forms Demand||455K tons||-9.9%|
|Economic & Business Conditions (U.S.)|
|Metric||Q4 2019||% Change|
|GDP (% change compared to Q3 2019, inflation adjusted 2012$)||$19,220||0.5%|
|Employment (all civilian employees age 16+)||158.8 MM persons||1.3%|
|White-Collar Employment||99.0 MM persons||2.2%|
|Direct Mail Volume (classified as “standard mail” by U.S. Postal Service)||20,313,444||-7.9%|
|E-Substitution Trends (U.S.) 2018 vs. 2017 Annual Data|
|Metric||2018||% Point Change|
|Households (HHs) with Internet access||92%||3%|
|HHs with high-speed Internet access||91%||3%|
|Online Purchasers: HHs that placed at least 1 order online (past month)||68%||3%|
|Heavy Online Purchasers: HHs that placed more than 5 orders online (past month)||30%||7%|
|HH bills paid electronically (includes Internet, automatic payments, telephone)||66%||3%|
|HHs that pay bills via the Internet||89%||3%|
1 Market consumption is a proxy for UFS demand by converters and printers.It is based on shipments, which have been adjusted to account for trade flows and changes in paper manufacturer inventory.
2 Miscellaneous commercial printing end-use only. Includes all printing except books, magazines, catalogs, directories, inserts, and mailers.
Sources: Graphic Paper: North American 5-Year Forecast, RISI, September 2019. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) press release 10/30/19
(advanced estimate). Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLA), Household Data, Table A-13. USPS, Revenue, Pieces, and Weight Report. USPS, The Household Diary Study Mail Use & Attitudes in FY 2018.