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WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2018 Containerboard Monthly report on October 16.
Containerboard production was up 4.9 percent compared to September 2017 and up 2.0 percent year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to August 2018 was 1.3 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate was 98.8 percent, 3.4 percentage points higher than the same month last year. Production for export increased for the third straight month, reaching its highest level for 2018 so far. It was 19.8 percent higher than September 2017 and for the first time this year it was up year-to-date, by 1.3 percent.
The report can be purchased by contacting Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org.
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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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 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.