Total U.S. Boxboard Production Increased 0.6 Percent in December 2018
In December, total U.S. boxboard monthly production increased 0.6 percent when compared to December 2017 and increased 0.7 percent year to date.
Jan. 19, 2019 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its December 2018 U.S. Boxboard Report. According to the report, total boxboard monthly production increased 0.6 percent when compared to December 2017 and increased 0.7 percent year to date.
The total boxboard operating rate was 93.8 percent for December.
Year to date production
- Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner was up 2.1 percent
- Recycled Boxboard declined 1.8 percent
- Unbleached Kraft and Gypsum rose 1.7 percent
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.