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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased 3.9 Percent in October 2018

boxboard production Total U.S. boxboard production in October 2018 decreased 3.9 percent when compared to October 2017 but increased 0.7 percent from last month.

Nov. 19, 2018 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its October 2018 U.S. Boxboard Report. According to the report, total boxboard monthly production decreased 3.9 percent when compared to October 2017 but increased 0.7 percent from last month. The total boxboard operating rate was 95.4 percent for October.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production was up 2.7 percent year to date.

Recycled Boxboard production declined 2.5 percent year to date.

Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum rose 2.3 percent year to date.

The report can be purchased by contacting Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-4716.

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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $300 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 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