The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its May 2022 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in May increased 1% compared to May 2021. They were up 1% when compared to the same 5 months of 2021.
- The operating rate was 88%, essentially flat (+0.2 pts.) from May 2021 and up 1.1 points year-to-date.
- Mill inventories at the end of May decreased 2,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 8,000 short tons compared to May 2021.
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