AF&PA release September Containerboard figures

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the September 2019 Containerboard Monthly report on 17th October. 

Total Containerboard production in September decreased 4% compared to September 2018. It was down 5% when compared to the same nine months of 2018.

  • September 2019 production of containerboard for export decreased 20% compared to the same month last year; it was down 18% year-to-date.
  • The containerboard operating rate was 93.0%, down 4.0 points from September 2018 and down 6.1 points year-to-date.
  • Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of September decreased 22,000 short tons from the previousmonth and were up 27,000 short tons compared to September 2018.

 The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at

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