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WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its December 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on Jan.15.
Containerboard production was 3.2 percent lower compared to December 2014. The month-over-month average daily production compared to November 2015 was 2.5 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate for December decreased to 90.5 percent. The 2015 overall operating rate of 95.6 percent was 0.5 percent lower than in 2014.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org 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 www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.