News Category

American Forest & Paper Association Releases October 2019 Boxboard Monthly Report

Nov 18, 2019

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

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

Total Boxboard production in October increased three percent compared to October 2018. It was essentially flat (-0.5%) when compared to the same 10 months of 2018.  The boxboard operating rate was 91.7 percent, down 1.7 points from October 2018 and down 1.4 points year-to-date. 

  • Solid Bleached Boxboard production in October increased seven percent compared to October 2018. It was essentially flat (-0.4%) when compared to the same 10 months of 2018.
  • Recycled Boxboard production in October decreased one percent compared to October 2018. It was down one percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2018.
  • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum production in October increased three percent compared to October 2018. It was essentially flat (-0.1%) when compared to the same 10 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. 

# # #

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.