Production decreased 1.8% on February 2018

The American Forest & Paper Association released its February 2019 Containerboard Monthly report on 15 March.

Containerboard production decreased 1.8% compared to February 2018 and was down 1.4% year-to-date. The average daily production compared to January 2019 was 3.8% lower. The containerboard operating rate was 89.5%, 6.2% lower than the same month last year and down 3.9% year-to-date. Production for export continued its steep decline and was nearly 30% lower than February 2018, dropping below 300 thousand short tons for the first time since May 2010.

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