Market: Packaging Paper & Board
Posted September 19, 2017
U. S. containerboard production in August was 2% higher compared to August 2016, as the American Forest & Paper Association said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
The month-over-month average daily production compared to July 2017 was 1% lower. The containerboard operating rate for August decreased from 97.9% to 96.9%, which was 0.8 percentage points higher compared to August of last year. Year-to-date production of containerboard for export is up 4.4%.
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.