American Forest & Paper Association Releases May 2017 Containerboard Report

Jun 22, 2017

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2017 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on June 15. 


Containerboard production was 3.4 percent higher compared to May 2016. The month-over-month average daily production compared to April 2017 was 0.7 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for May increased from 97.1 percent to 99.3 percent, which was 4.2 percent higher compared to May of last year.


The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data 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.