Market: Packaging Paper & Board
Posted January 17, 2018
In December 2017, U.S. сontainerboard production was up 3.6%, compared to December 2016 and up 3.1% year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production was 1.8% higher compared to November 2017, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported. The containerboard operating rate for December increased from 96.9% to 98.9%, 2.4 percentage points higher than December of 2016 and production for exports was 3.3% higher than December 2016. Year-to-date production of containerboard for exports is up 4.1%. 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.