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Jan. 21, 2021 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its December 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. According to the report, total boxboard production in December increased five percent compared to December 2019. It was down three percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2019.
The boxboard operating rate was 93.8 percent, up 5.3 points from December 2019 and essentially flat (-0.2 pts.) year-to-date.
NOTE: Beginning in 2021, AF&PA will publish the Boxboard reports on a quarterly basis; the reports will still contain the monthly data. The first report with 2021 data will be published in April 2021. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-4716.
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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures approximately $300 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 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.
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