U.S. Containerboard Production Up Slightly in May

U.S. containerboard production was less than 1 percent higher compared to May of last year.

June 22, 2015 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report. According to the report, containerboard production was less than 1 percent higher compared to May of last year. The month-over-month average daily production compared to April 2015 was 2 percent lower.

The containerboard operating rate for May decreased to 97.2 percent from April's 98.6 percent.

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 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.

SOURCE: AF&PA