The Press: End of Shortage

The worldwide newsprint shortage is over. For the first time since the shortage began more than ten years ago, the Newsprint Association of Canada, where 53% of the world's supply is produced, announced in its year-end report that there is enough newsprint to satisfy the world demand. In 1952, said the association, supply was only 47,000 tons less than demand, while in 1953, with an increased output of 285,000 tons, supply equaled demand. Total world newsprint production for 1953: 10,877,000 tons. v. 8,144,000-ton pre-war average.

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