U.S Paperboard Production in February Down 8% Compared to January

March 20, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its February 2014 U.S. Paperboard Report which said that total boxboard production decreased 1.3 percent when compared to February 2013 and decreased 8 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production in February decreased over the same month last year and decreased compared to January.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased compared to February 2013 and decreased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to February 2013 but decreased when compared to last month.

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative — Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.

The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4.5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $200 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.