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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Down 2.5% in May 2016

Paperboard on reel Total U.S. boxboard production in May decreased 2.5 percent when compared to May 2015, but increased 5.9 percent from last month.

June 20, 2016 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2016 U.S. Paperboard Report which said total boxboard production decreased 2.5 percent when compared to May 2015, but increased 5.9 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production decreased over the same month as last year but increased compared to last month.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased when compared to May 2015 but increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard decreased compared to May 2015 but increased when compared to last month.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data 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