American Forest & Paper Association Releases April 2015 Containerboard Statistics Report

May 22, 2015
WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its April 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on May 15, using updated production and operating rate data based on AF&PA’s 55th Capacity Survey released on May 14.

Containerboard production was 7.2 percent higher compared to April of last year. The month-over-month average daily production compared to March 2015 was 3.3 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for April increased to 98.6 percent from March’s 96.0 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.