American Forest & Paper Association

American Forest & Paper Association

Total U.S.boxboard production in Q3 2022 increased 3% compared to Q3 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.The boxboard operating rate was 95.7%, up 1.2 points from Q3 and up 0.6 points year-to-date.

U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in July 2022 compared to July 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in July compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 2% when compared to June 2022.

U.S. boxboard production in 2Q 2022 increased 1% compared to Q2 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 95.3%, down 1.2 points from Q2 and essentially flat (+0.3 pts.) year-to-date.

U.S.total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 2% in June compared to June 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 3% in June compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to May 2022.