U.S. Containerboard Production Up 2.2% in August vs. July

Sept. 25, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its August 2012 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which showed containerboard production rose 2.2 percent over July 2012 and was flat when compared to the same month last year.

The month over month average daily production of containerboard increased 2.2 percent.

The containerboard operating rate for August 2012 gained 2.1 points over July 2012, from 95.4 percent to 97.5 percent.

The complete report with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton (dina_menton@afandpa.org or 202-463-2710).

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 $190 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 47 states.