American Forest & Paper Association Releases September 2012 Containerboard Statistics Report

Oct 17, 2012
For More Information: Jessica McFaul (202) 463-2436

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2012 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report today. 

Containerboard production fell 4.8 percent over August 2012 and 2.2 percent compared to same month last year.  The month-over-month average daily production decreased 1.6 percent.  The containerboard operating rate for September 2012 lost 1.5 points over August 2012, decreasing from 97.5 percent to 96 percent.

The complete survey with detailed tables can be purchased by contacting Dina Menton at or 202-463-2710.

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The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry, representing pulp, paper, packaging and wood products manufacturers, and forest landowners.  Our companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources that sustain the environment.  The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP.  Industry companies produce about $190 billion in products annually and employ nearly 900,000 men and women, exceeding employment levels in the automotive, chemicals and plastics industries.  The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.  Visit AF&PA online at