The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2015 Kraft Paper Report on July 16. Total Kraft paper shipments were 149.3 thousand short tons, 5.8 percent higher compared to June 2014. Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 8.4 thousand short tons in May 2015 to 10.9, while unbleached Kraft paper shipments remained increased from 131.5 thousand short tons to 138.4. Overall, shipments for the first half of 2015 were essentially flat compared to the same period in 2014. Total month-end inventories decreased to 73.4 thousand short tons.