The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its August 2020 Containerboard Monthly report. Total containerboard production in August remained essentially flat (+0.4%) compared to August 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same eight months of 2019.
- August 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 9% compared to the same month last year; it was up 23% year-to-date.
- The containerboard operating rate was 92.1%, essentially flat (-0.4 pts.) from August 2019 and up 2.7 points year-to-date.
- Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of August increased 35,000 short tons from the previous month andwere up 68,000 short tons compared to August 2019.
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