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U.S. Containerboard Production in June 1.3% Lower than June 2015

Containerboard on reel U.S. containerboard production in June 2016 was 1.2 percent lower compared to June 2015.

July 22, 2016 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which said containerboard production was 1.2 percent lower compared to June 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared to May 2016 was 0.4 percent higher.

The containerboard operating rate for June remained flat at 95.6 percent, while the year-to-date operating rate of 94.5 percent was 1.6 percentage points lower compared to the first half of 2015.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at or 202-463-2448.

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