U.S. Boxboard Production Down 2.1 Percent in September

Oct. 25, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2012 U.S. Paperboard Report, which said total boxboard production decreased by 2.1 percent compared to September 2011 and decreased 6.9 percent from Agust 2012.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month last year but decreased compared to August.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased compared to September 2011 and decreased compared to August.

The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to September 2011 but decreased when compared to August.

The complete reports 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.