The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q2 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report.
Total Containerboard production in Q2 increased 2% compared to Q2 2021. It was also up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.
- New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) was essentially flat compared to Q2 2021, as well as year-to-date.
- The Linerboard operating rate in Q2 was 94.3%, up 1.5 points from the previous quarter.
- The Medium operating rate for the quarter was 96%, down 0.6 points from Q1 2022.