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American Forest & Paper Association Releases April 2020 Boxboard Monthly Report

May 18, 2020

CONTACT: Tim Ebner
(202) 463-2587, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its April 2020 Boxboard Monthly report.

Total Boxboard production in April decreased two percent compared to April 2019. It was down two percent when compared to the same four months of 2019.  The boxboard operating rate was 96.6 percent, up 2.3 points from April 2019 and essentially flat (-0.2 pts.) year-to-date 

  • Solid Bleached Boxboard production in April decreased four percent compared to April 2019. It was down five percent when compared to the same four months of 2019.
  • Recycled Boxboard production in April decreased one percent compared to April 2019. It was down one percent when compared to the same four months of 2019.
  • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum production in April decreased two percent compared to April 2019. It was essentially flat (-0.3 percent) when compared to the same four months of 2019.

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.