AF&PA Releases June 2016 Containerboard Report

Jul 22, 2016

CONTACT: Jorrian Whaley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its June 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on July 15. 

Containerboard production was 1.2 percent lower compared to June 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared to May 2016 was 0.4 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for June remained flat at 95.6 percent, while the year-to-date operating rate of 94.5 percent was 1.6 percentage points lower compared to the first half of 2015.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data 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, tissue 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 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.