U.S. Containerboard Production in July Up 4.1 Percent Over June

Aug. 19, 2013 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its July 2013 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which said containerboard production increased 4.1 percent over June 2013 and 5.3 percent over the same month last year.

The month-over-month average daily production of containerboard increased 0.7 percent.

The containerboard operating rate for July 2013 dropped 0.4 points from June 2013, from 99 percent to 98.6 percent, AF&PA said.

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

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