AF&PA releases December 2023 Packaging Papers monthly report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its December 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly report.

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December remained essentially flat (+0.4%) compared to December 2022. They were down 1% when compared to the same 12 months of 2022.

  • Shipments of the biggest subgrade in bleached packaging papers – food wrapping – were 24,100 short tons for the month of December, down 15.8% year-to-date.
  • The unbleached packaging papers operating rate was 78.5%, down 5.9 points from December 2022 and also down 5.9 points year-to-date.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting [email protected]

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