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American Forest & Paper Association Releases September 2019 Boxboard Monthly Report

Oct 18, 2019

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the September 2019 Boxboard Monthly report on October 18. 

Total Boxboard production in September decreased three percent compared to September 2018. It was down one percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018. The boxboard operating rate was 91.1 percent, down 2.2 points from September 2018 and down 1.3 points year-to-date.

  •  Solid Bleached Boxboard production in September decreased seven percent compared to September 2018. It was down one percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018.
  • Recycled Boxboard production in September decreased one percent compared to September 2018. It was down one percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018.
  • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum production in September remained essentially flat (-0.4%) compared to September 2018. It was down 0 percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018.

 The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org 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 afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.