American Forest & Paper Association Releases September 2012 Boxboard Report

Oct 22, 2012
For more information: Jessica McFaul (202) 463-2436 comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2012 U.S. Paperboard Report. 

Total boxboard production decreased by 2.1 percent compared to September 2011 and decreased 6.9 percent from last month.  Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month last year but decreased compared to last month.  Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased compared to September 2011 and decreased compared to last month.  The production of Recycled Boxboard increased compared to September 2011 but decreased when compared to last month.

The complete report with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton at dina_menton@afandpa.org or 202-463-2710.

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The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.  Our companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP.  Industry companies produce about $190 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.  Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org.