U.S. Containerboard Production Increased in October

U.S. containerboard production in October was up 2.6% compared to September and 3.2% higher than October of 2013.

Nov. 19, 2014 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its October 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was 2.6 percent higher compared to September 2014, 3.2 percent higher than October of last year, and 0.9 percent higher year-to-date.

The month-over-month average daily production of containerboard was 0.7 percent lower.

The containerboard operating rate for October dropped to 96.9 percent from Septemberís 97.8 percent.

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

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