U.S. Containerboard Production, Operating Rate, Up in September

U.S. containerboard production in September was up 3.4% compared to August and 4.7% higher than September of 2013.

Oct. 17, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was 3.4 percent lower compared to August 2014, on account of the fewer production days, but 4.7 percent higher than September of last year and 0.7 percent higher year-to-date.

The month-over-month average daily production was flat.

The containerboard operating rate for September rose to 97.7 percent from Augustís 96.2 percent.

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

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