Market: Packaging Paper & Board
Posted October 19, 2018
U.S. packaging papers shipments in September 2018 were up 5.7% compared to September 2017 and up 2.6% year-to-date, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.
Bag & sack shipments were up 4.9% year-to-date; multiwall shipments were flat; converting shipments were up 1%; and food wrapping shipments were up 2.8%.
The operating rate for September eased back from 99.1% in August to 95.9% in September. Inventories dropped 1.1% since August.
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.