AF&PA releases October 2020 Containerboard Report

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its October 2020 Containerboard Monthly report.

Total Containerboard production in October increased 3% compared to October 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same 10 months of 2019.

  • October 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 13% compared to the same month last year; it was up 15% year-to-date.
  • The containerboard operating rate was 98.1%, up 3.6 points from October 2019 and up 2.8 points year-to-date.
  • Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of October decreased six thousand short tons from the previous month, and were up 42 thousand short tons compared to October 2019.

Beginning in 2021, AF&PA will publish the Containerboard reports on a quarterly basis; the reports will still contain the monthly data. The first report with 2021 data will be published in April 2021. Please contact [email protected] with questions.

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

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