U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in October 2023 increased 3% compared to October 2022. They were down 2% when compared to the same 10 months of 2022, as American Forest & Paper Association reported.
Shipments of the biggest subgrade in bleached packaging papers – food wrapping – were 25,900 short tons for the month of October, down 16.9% year-to-date.
The unbleached packaging papers operating rate was 88.9%, up 8.4 points from October 2022 but down 6.5 points year-to-date.
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