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U.S containerboard production increases 1.7% in December 2018
U.S. containerboard production in December 2018 was essentially flat compared to December 2017 but up 1.7% year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to November 2018 was 1.8% lower, according to the American Forest & Paper Association reported.
The containerboard operating rate was 94.2%, 2.9 percentage points lower than the same month last year. Production for export was 11% lower than December 2017 while year-end production for export was down less than 0.5% over year-end 2017.
The American Forest & Paper Association serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.