U.S. Containerboard Production Remained Flat in July

U.S. containerboard production was flat compared to July of last year and 2.7 percent higher than June 2014.

Aug. 15 21, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its July 2014 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was flat compared to July of last year and 2.7 percent higher than June 2014.

The month-over-month average daily production of containerboard decreased 0.7 percent. Shipments for June were 3,118.9 thousand tons, representing 175.8 billions of square feet.

The containerboard operating rate for July dropped by a full percentage point, from 97.1 percent in June to 96.1 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