U.S. Containerboard Production Flat in June

July 18, 2011 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its June 2011 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which shows containerboard production was flat when compared to May 2011. However, the month-over-month average daily production was up 3.3%.

The containerboard operating rate for June 2011 was up slightly, 0.1 point over June 2010 to 96.9%, but it gained 3.1 points over May’s operating rate.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production has a slight gain over last year
  • Medium also showed a slight increase over June 2010

The American Forest & Paper Association (www.afandpa.org) is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP. Industry companies produce about $175 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 48 states.