American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2015 Containerboard Statistics Report

Feb 23, 2015

CONTACT: Jessica McFaul
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its January 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on Feb. 20.

Containerboard production was 1 percent higher compared to December 2014 and 3.9 percent higher than January of last year. The month-over-month average daily production was 1 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for December increased to 96.2 percent from December’s 94.7 percent.

The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at 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, 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 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 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 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper