U.S. containerboard production down 3% in February

Posted March 16, 2018
U.S. containerboard production was down 3% in February 2018, compared to February 2017 and down 1.1% year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to January 2018 was 3.2% lower, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.

The containerboard operating rate was 94.1%, or 3.1 percentage points lower than the same month last year. Production for exports was 6% lower than February 2017 and 8.4% lower year-to-date.

The American Forest & Paper Association serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.



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