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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased 0.9 Percent in June

Paperboard production Total U.S. boxboard production in June decreased 0.9 percent when compared to June 2016, and decreased 0.1 percent from last month.

July 17, 2017 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2017 U.S. Boxboard Report, which said total boxboard production decreased 0.9 percent when compared to June 2016, and decreased 0.1 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production decreased over the same month as last year and decreased compared to last month.

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

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

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