U.S. Containerboard Production in October Up vs. Year Ago

Nov. 17, 2010 - The American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) October 2010 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report showed that for the twelfth straight month, containerboard production rose over same month a year ago. Total production saw an increase of 94,800 tons or 3.4% when compared to October 2009.

Containerboard production was flat compared September 2010, but the month-over-month average daily production fell 3.0%.

Year-to-date 2010 production has increased 8.5% over 2009.

The containerboard operating rate for October 2010 was up 7.3 points over October 2009 to 95.7%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production rose over same month last year.
  • Medium production shows growth over same month last year