American Forest & Paper Association Releases December 2014 Containerboard Statistics Report

Jan 15, 2015

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

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

Containerboard production was 5.3 percent higher compared to November 2014, 6.9 percent higher than December of last year, and 1.8 percent higher year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production was 1.9 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for December increased slightly to 94.7 percent from November’s 94.3 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 over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 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.