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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Up 3.5 Percent in October

Paperboard production Total boxboard production in October increased 3.5 percent when compared to October 2016, and increased 3.0 percent from last month.

Nov. 17, 2017 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its October 2017 U.S. Boxboard Report. Total boxboard production increased 3.5 percent when compared to October 2016 and increased 3.0 percent from last month.

Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month a year ago and increased compared to last month.

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to October 2016 and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to October 2016 and increased when compared to last month.

The report can be purchased by contacting: Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org.

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