U.S. Containerboard Production Increased in August

Sept. 15, 2010 - In August — and for the tenth straight month — U.S. containerboard production rose over same month a year ago, and posted the highest production amount since August 2008

According to the American Forest & Paper Association's (AF&PA) U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report for August 2010, total production saw an increase of 195,400 tons, or 7.0%, when compared to August 2009, and rose slightly 0.9% over July 2010. The month-over-month average daily production reflected a similar change.

Year-to-date 2010 containerboard production has increased 9.4% over 2009, AF&PA said.

The containerboard operating rate for August 2010 rose 10.8 points over August 2009 to 98.9%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production was highest since August 2008
  • Medium production shows growth over same month last year

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association