PaperAge Magazine

Total U.S. Boxboard Production in February 2019 Decreased 0.8 Percent vs. February 2018

boxboard production The total boxboard operating rate in February 2019 was 97.4 percent.

March 19, 2019 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its February 2019 U.S. Boxboard Report. According to the report, total boxboard monthly production decreased 0.8 percent when compared to February 2018.

The total boxboard operating rate was 97.4 percent for February.

Year to date production

  • Total Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner production was up 3.3 percent;
  • Recycled Boxboard production rose 2.6 percent;
  • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum declined 1.3 percent.

The report can be purchased by contacting 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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.