PaperAge Magazine

Total U.S. Boxboard Production in February Up 2.4 Percent

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March 21, 2018 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its February 2018 U.S. Boxboard Report which said total boxboard production increased 2.4 percent when compared to February 2017, but decreased 4.8 percent from last month.

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

Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to February 2017 and increased compared to last month.

The production of Recycled Boxboard decreased compared to February 2017 and decreased when compared to last month.

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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 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 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.