American Forest & Paper Association Releases August 2014 Containerboard Statistics Report

Sep 19, 2014

CONTACT: Jessica McFaul
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its August 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report today.

Containerboard production was flat compared to July 2014 and 1.2 percent lower than August of last year. The month-over-month average daily production was also flat, owing to the same number of production days in July and August. The containerboard operating rate for August rose slightly to 96.2 percent from July’s 96.1 percent.

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.

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