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WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its July 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on August 16.
Containerboard production was 0.7 percent lower compared to July 2015. The month-over-month average daily production compared to June 2016 was 0.3 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for July decreased to 93.9 percent, while the year-to-date operating rate of 94.4 percent was 1.7 percentage points lower compared to year-to-date 2015.
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, 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 www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.