U.S. Containerboard Production Up in November, Y-O-Y

Dec. 15, 2010 - For the thirteenth straight month, containerboard production rose over the same month a year ago, according to the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) November 2010 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report.

Total containerboard production saw an increase of 33,800 tons or 1.2% when compared to November 2009.

Production fell compared October 2010, however, the month-over-month average daily production was flat, down just 0.9%.

Year-to-date 2010 production has increased 7.8% over 2009, AF&PA said.

The containerboard operating rate for November 2010 was up 5.4 points over November 2009 to 94.9%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production up over November 2009
  • Medium production flat compared to same month last year
  • Containerboard operating rates up

The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Industry companies produce about $175 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 48 states.

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SOURCE: AF&PA