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American Forest & Paper Association Releases December 2018 Boxboard Report

Jan 18, 2019

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its December 2018 U.S. Boxboard Report on Jan.16, 2019.

Total boxboard monthly production increased 0.6 percent when compared to December 2017 and increased 0.7 percent year to date. The total boxboard operating rate was 93.8 percent for December. The year to date production for Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner was up 2.1; Recycled Boxboard declined 1.8; and Unbleached Kraft and Gypsum rose 1.7.

The report can be purchased by contacting or 202-463-4716.


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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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $55 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45