U.S. Containerboard Production Decreased in November

Dec. 15, 2011 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2011 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which said containerboard production was down, decreasing 1.8% when compared to October 2011. However, the month-over-month average daily production increased 1.4%.

The containerboard operating rate for November 2011 rose slightly from November 2010 to 96.5% from 96.0%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production increase compared to last year
  • Medium average daily production up over last month

The American Forest & Paper Association (www.afandpa.org) 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 annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 48 states.

SOURCE: The American Forest & Paper Association