American Forest & Paper Association Releases May 2017 Boxboard Report

Jun 22, 2017

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,


WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2017 U.S. Boxboard Report. 


Total boxboard production decreased 2.9 percent when compared to May 2016, and decreased 0.3 percent from last month. Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month as last year and increased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased when compared to May 2016, and decreased compared to last month. The production of Recycled Boxboard decreased compared to May 2016, but increased when compared to last month.


The report can be purchased by contacting 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.