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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