U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in June 2021 increased 3% compared to June 2020. They were up two percent when compared to the same six months of 2020, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.
The operating rate was 90.2%, up 1.6 points from June 2020 and up 5.0 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories at the end of June decreased 17,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 9,000 short tons compared to June 2020.
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