The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its January 2020 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased three percent compared to January 2019.
The operating rate was 87.9 percent, down 2.8 points from January 2019.
Mill inventories at the end of January decreased 7,000 short tons from the previous month, and were down 6,000 short tons compared to January 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.
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.