U.S. Paperboard Shipments Decreased in October

Nov. 17, 2011 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its October 2011 U.S. Paperboard Report, which showed total boxboard production decreased by 6.1% compared to October 2010, and decreased 3.9% from last month.

In addition:

  • Unbleached Kraft Folding production increased over the same month last year, and last month.
  • Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased compared to October 2010, and was lower than last month.
  • The production of Recycled Folding decreased compared to October 2010, but increased when compared to last month.
  • Inventory of Solid Bleached Kraft Paperboard grew over a year ago.

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.