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U.S. Containerboard Production in July Highest in Nearly Two Years

Aug. 17, 2010 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released the July 2010 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which shows for the ninth straight month, containerboard production rose over last year and posted the highest production amount since August 2008.

Total production saw an increase of 152,200 tons or 5.5% over July 2009 and grew 4.5% compared to June 2010.

The month over month average daily production also saw an increase of 1.2%.

Year-to-date 2010 containerboard production has increased 9.8% over 2009.

The containerboard operating rate for July 2010 rose 9.7 points over July 2009 to 98.0%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production was highest since August 2008
  • Medium production shows strong growth
  • Containerboard operating rates continue to grow

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association




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