US containerboard production up 0.7% in January 2018

U.S. containerboard production in January 2018 was up 0.7% compared to January 2017. The month-over-month average daily production compared to December 2017 was 2.9% lower, according to the American Forest & Paper Association reported.

The containerboard operating rate was 97.2%, or 2.2 percentage points higher than January 2017. Production for exports was 10.5% lower than January 2017, which was the month with the second highest export volume in 2017.

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