U.S. Boxboard Production Rose 6.4% in December 2012

Jan. 22, 2013 - The American Forest & Paper Association's December 2012 U.S. Paperboard Report said total boxboard production increased by 6.4 percent compared to December 2011, but decreased 0.4 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over December 2011 and increased compared to November 2012.

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

The production of Recycled Boxboard increased in December compared to December 2011, but decreased 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: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)