U.S. Containerboard Production Increased in May

June 21, 2013 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2013 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which said containerboard production increased 7.3 percent over April 2013 and 4.5 percent over the same month last year.

The month-over-month average daily production of containerboard increased 3.8 percent, the report said.

The containerboard operating rate for May 2013 gained 3.6 points from April 2013, from 94.3 percent to 97.9 percent.

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

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The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $190 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

SOURCE: AF&PA