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WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its April 2017 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on May 16, including audited data for 2016 and 2017 based on the results of AF&PA's 57th Annual Capacity Survey issued May 2017. # # #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 www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.
Containerboard production was 4.8 percent higher compared to April 2016. The month-over-month average daily production compared to March 2017 was 2.7 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for April increased from 96.7 percent to 97.1 percent, which was 1.9 percent higher compared to April of last year.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.