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U.S. Containerboard Production Up 7.2% in December 2016

Containerboard production In December 2016, U.S. containerboard production was 7.2 percent higher compared to December 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared to November 2016 was 0.6 percent higher.

Jan. 17, 2017 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its December 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report, which said containerboard production was 7.2 percent higher compared to December 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared to November 2016 was 0.6 percent higher.

The containerboard operating rate for December increased to 97 percent, while the year-to-date operating rate was 0.1 percent higher compared to year-to-date 2015.

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, tissue 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 over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 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 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at: www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

SOURCE: AF&PA