U.S. Containerboard Production Down 1 Percent in October

U.S. containerboard production in October 2015 was 1 percent lower compared to October of 2014.

Nov. 18, 2015 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its October 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was 1 percent lower compared to October of last year. The month-over-month average daily production compared to September 2015 was 1.4 percent lower.

The containerboard operating rate for October decreased to 94.5 percent, whereas year-to-date operating rate remains flat compared to 2014 at 96.3 percent.

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

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