U.S. July Containerboard Production Up Over June

Aug. 16, 2011 - The American Forest & Paper Association's July 2011 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report showed that containerboard production rose 4.6% when compared to June 2011, and the month-over-month average daily production was up 1.2%.

The containerboard operating rate for July 2011 was down slightly, 0.6 point over July 2010 to 98.1%, but it gained 1.2 points over June’s operating rate.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production posted a gain over last year
  • Medium also showed an increase over June 2011

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.