Market: Packaging Paper & Board
Posted July 19, 2018
U.S. packaging papers shipments in June 2018 were up 4.4%, compared to June 2017 and up 0.6% year-to-date, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.
Bag & Sack shipments were essentially flat year-to-date, Multiwall shipments were down 1.3%, Converting shipments were up 0.7% and Food Wrapping shipments were up 3.6%.
The operating rate for June increased to 95.8% from 94.5% in May. Inventories were down 0.3% since May.
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