U.S. Total Boxboard Production in March Up 9.3 Percent Over February

April 18, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its March 2014 U.S. Paperboard Report which said total boxboard production increased 1.8 percent when compared to March 2013 and increased 9.3 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month last year and increased compared to last month.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased compared to March 2013 and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard stayed flat compared to March 2013 but increased 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.