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U. S. Containerboard Production Increased in April

May 21, 2010 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its April 2010 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report, and for the sixth straight month, containerboard paper production has risen sharply when compared to last year.

Current total production of containerboard saw an increase of 351,500 tons or 14.6% over April 2009. Although, total production amounts decreased compared to March 2010, average daily production was up 1.6% due to the number of days in April.

Year-to-date 2010 containerboard production has increased 13.5% over 2009.

The containerboard operating rate for April 2010 rose 16.2 points over April 2009 to 95.0%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production was up from last year
  • Medium production follows the trend and increases over April 2009
  • Operating rates also reflected the year over year increase

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association




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