American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2017 Containerboard Report

Feb 21, 2017

CONTACT: Barbara Riley

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association released its January 2017 U.S. Containerboard Report.

Containerboard production was 1.5 percent higher compared to January 2016. The month-over-month average daily production compared to December 2016 was 0.2 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate for January decreased from 97 percent to 96.5 percent, which was 1.7 percent higher compared to January of last year.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at 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, tissue 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 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.