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U.S. Containerboard Production in March Increased 3.9 Percent

Containerboard production AF&PA's March 2017 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report said containerboard production was 3.9 percent higher compared to March 2016.

April 19, 2017 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its March 2017 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was 3.9 percent higher compared to March 2016. The month-over-month average daily production compared to February 2017 was 3.1 percent lower.

The containerboard operating rate for March decreased from 97.8 percent to 96.3 percent, which was 3.4 percent higher compared to March of last year.

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, tissue 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 over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 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