Total U.S. Boxboard Production in January 2019 Increased 4.1 Percent vs. January 2018
In January 2019, total boxboard monthly production increased 4.1 percent when compared to January 2018
Feb. 25, 2019 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its January 2019 U.S. Boxboard Report. According to the report, total boxboard monthly production increased 4.1 percent when compared to January 2018.
The total boxboard operating rate was 96.8 percent for January.
Year to date production
- Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner was up 10.0 percent year to date;
- Recycled Boxboard production rose 2.1 percent year to date;
- Unbleached Kraft and Gypsum declined 1.3 percent year to date.
The report can be purchased by contacting Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-4716.
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