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Total U.S. Boxboard Production in March Increased 1.0 Percent

Paperboard production In March 2017, total boxboard production increased 1.0 percent when compared to March 2016, and increased 10.2 percent from last month.

April 19, 2017 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its March 2017 U.S. Boxboard Report which said total boxboard production increased 1.0 percent when compared to March 2016, and increased 10.2 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production decreased over the same month as last year, but increased compared to last month.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to March 2016, and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard decreased compared to March 2016, but increased when compared to last month.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data 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 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 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

SOURCE: AF&PA