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Total Containerboard production in March increased nine percent compared to March 2020. It was up two percent when compared to the same three months of 2020.
- March 2021 production of containerboard for export decreased 15 percent compared to the same month last year; it was down 25 percent year-to-date.
- The containerboard operating rate was 98.4 percent, up 2.8 points from March 2020 and essentially flat (-0.3 pts.) year-to-date.
- Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of March decreased 77,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 56,000 short tons compared to March 2020.
NOTE: Beginning in 2021, AF&PA is publishing the Containerboard reports on a quarterly basis; the reports will still contain the monthly data. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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.
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