U.S. Boxboard Production Up 2.6 Percent in October

Nov. 20, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its October 2012 U.S. Paperboard Statistics Report, which showed total boxboard production increased by 2.6 percent compared to October 2011 and increased 0.5 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production decreased over the same month last year and decreased compared to last month.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased compared to October 2011 and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to October 2011 and increased when compared to last month.

The complete survey with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon (Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

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: AF&PA