U.S. Boxboard Production Rose 1.4% in December 2013

Jan. 21, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its December 2013 U.S. Paperboard Report that said total boxboard production increased 1.4 percent when compared to December 2012 and increased 1.1 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 December 2012 and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard was flat compared to December 2012 and decreased when compared to last month.

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

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $200 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.