U.S. Containerboard Production Increased in January

Feb. 22, 2011 - The American Forest & Paper Association in its January 2011 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report said that for the fifteenth straight month, containerboard production rose over the same month a year ago.

Total containerboard production saw an increase of 127,900 tons or 4.6% when compared to January 2010. Production rose compared to December 2010, with month-over-month average daily production up 4.0%.

The containerboard operating rate for January 2011 was up 4.1 points over January 2010 to 96.1%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production continues the trend.
  • Medium production rose over 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.

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association