Total containerboard production in November 2019 decreased 1% compared to November 2018, according to the American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) November 2019 Containerboard Monthly report. It was down 4% when compared to the same 11 months of 2018.
November 2019 production of containerboard for export decreased 9% compared to the same month last year; it was down 15% year-to-date. The containerboard operating rate was 93.5%, down 2.7 points from November 2018 and down 5.2 points year-to-date. Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of November increased 78,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 70,000 short tons compared to November 2018.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org