U.S. containerboard production in November 2020 increased 2% compared to November 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same 11 months of 2019.

U.S. containerboard production up 2% in November

U.S. containerboard production in November 2020 increased 2% compared to November 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same 11 months of 2019, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported. 

November 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 6% compared to the same month last year; it was up 13% year-to-date. 

The containerboard operating rate was 93.3%, essentially flat (-0.4 pts.) from November 2019 and up 2.5 points year-to-date. 

Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of November increased 39,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 2,000 short tons compared to November 2019.  

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