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American Forest & Paper Association Releases June 2018 Boxboard Report

by AFPA Communications | Jul 20, 2018

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2018 U.S. Boxboard Report on July 17.

Total boxboard production increased 3.6 percent when compared to June 2017 and decreased 3.1 percent from last month. Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month a year ago but decreased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to June 2017 but decreased compared to last month. At the close of the second quarter, all boxboard sectors—Unbleached Kraft Boxboard, Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner and Recycled Boxboard—enjoyed a higher operating rate compared to last year.

The report can be purchased by contacting or 202-463-2448.


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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. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually and employs more than 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

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