U.S. Containerboard Production Down in August
Sept. 22, 2009 - Total U.S. containerboard paper production fell 9.0% in August compared to August 2008, according to the American Forest & Paper Association's August 2009 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report. Total production was flat, dropping just 16,000 tons or 0.6% when compared to July 2009.
For the year to date, containerboard production was down 12.3% compared to 2008.
Linerboard production fell 8.0% in August '09 compared to August 2008. However, August linerboard production dropped just 0.7% compared to July 2009. For year-to-date, production decreased 11.9 % over last year.
Medium production was flat when compared to last month. August medium production was down just 2,000 tons from July 2009, and decreased by 11.4% over same month last year. Medium production fell 13.2% for the year to date.
SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association