The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2015 Kraft Paper Report. Total Kraft paper shipments were 140.7 thousand short tons, less than 1 percent lower compared to May 2014. Bleached Kraft paper shipments decreased from 10.3 thousand tons in April 2015 to 8.4, while unbleached Kraft paper shipments remained essentially flat at 132.3 thousand short tons. Overall, shipments for the first five months of 2015 were 1.4 percent lower than the same period in 2014. Total month-end inventories increased to 81.5 thousand tons.