U.S. Containerboard Production in November Slightly Down from October

The containerboard operating rate in November was 96.9, up 0.6 over October.

Dec. 20, 2012 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its November 2012 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which said that containerboard production fell 1.5 percent over October 2012, but rose 1 percent over October 2011.

However, the month-over-month average daily production of containerboard increased 1.7 percent, AF&PA said.

The containerboard operating rate for November 2012 gained 0.6 points over October 2012, from 96.3 percent to 96.9 percent.

The complete survey with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at: Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

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.

SOURCE: American Forest & Paper Association