U.S. Containerboard Production Increases

Total Containerboard production in January increased 4% compared to January 2019, according to the American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) January 2020 Containerboard Monthly report. January 2020 production of containerboard for export increased 36% compared to the same month last year. 

The containerboard operating rate was 95.1%, up 3.0 points from January 2019. Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of January decreased 31,000 short tons from the previous month, and were up 5,000 short tons compared to January 2019. 

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org

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