U.S. Containerboard Production in November 2013 Decreased 7.2% Over October

The containerboard operating rate for November 2013 decreased 3.9 points from October 2013, from 94.7 percent to 90.8 percent.

Dec. 27, 2013 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2013 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which showed containerboard production decreased 7.2 percent over October 2013 and was 4.5 percent lower compared to the same month last year. The month-over-month average daily production decreased 4.2 percent.

The containerboard operating rate for November 2013 decreased 3.9 points from October 2013, from 94.7 percent to 90.8 percent.

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

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SOURCE: AF&PA