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US containerboard production increased 1.8% in October

Photo: Richard Wheeler/Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Richard Wheeler/Wikimedia Commons
Published by
Simon Matthis - 19 Nov 2018

U.S. containerboard production was up 0.5% in October 2018 compared to October 2017 and up 1.8% year-to-date, according to the American Forest & Paper Association.

The month-over-month average daily production compared to September 2018 was 1.5% lower. The containerboard operating rate was 96.2%, 1.6 percentage points lower than the same month last year.

Production for export decreased 13.3% from September 2018 after three consecutive increases but was still up 1% year-to-date.