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American Forest & Paper Association Releases November 2018 Boxboard Report

Dec 18, 2018

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its November 2018 U.S. Boxboard Report on December 17, 2018.

Total boxboard monthly production decreased 0.8 percent when compared to November 2017 but increased 1.2 percent from last month. The total boxboard operating rate was 96.3 percent for November. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production was up 2.2 percent year to date; Recycled Boxboard production declined 2.2 percent year to date; and Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum rose 2.1 percent year to date.

The report can be purchased by contacting or 202-463-4716.



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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 nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 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.