American Forest & Paper Association Releases November 2014 Containerboard Statistics Report

Dec 18, 2014

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

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on Dec. 16. 

Containerboard production was 4.8 percent lower compared to October 2014, 5.9 percent higher than November of last year and 1.4 percent higher year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production was 1.6 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate for November dropped to 94.3 percent from October’s 96.9 percent.

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

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.  AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $210 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women.  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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.