US Containerboard Production in June Off Just Fractionally

July 18, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2012 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which showed containerboard production lost just 0.3% over the same month last year. Production was down 1.7% compared to May 2012, but the month over month average daily production increased 1.6%.

The containerboard operating rate for June 2012 rose 1.5 points over May 2012 from 94.7% to 96.3%.

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

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 $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.