American Forest & Paper Association releases October 2015 Kraft Statistics Report. Total Kraft paper shipments were 149.2 thousand short tons, 7.2 percent higher compared to October 2014. Bleached Kraft paper shipments increased from 8.6 thousand short tons in September to 9.4, while unbleached Kraft paper increased from 128.0 to 139.8 thousand short tons. Overall, year-to-date shipments up to October 2015 were 2 percent higher compared to the same period in 2014. Total month-end inventories increased to 76.8 thousand short tons.