U.S. Paperboard Production in May Up 2.8% Over April

June 20, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2012 U.S. Paperboard Report today.

Total boxboard production decreased by 0.3% compared to May 2011, but increased 2.8% from last month. Unbleached Kraft Folding production increased over the same month last year and increased compared to last month.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased im May compared to April 2011 and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Folding decreased compared to April 2011, but increased when compared to last month.

The complete report with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton (dina_menton@afandpa.org or 202-463-2710).

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 $190 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 47 states.

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)