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American Forest & Paper Association Releases August 2019 Boxboard Report

Sep 18, 2019

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its August 2019 U.S. Boxboard Report on September 17, 2019.

Total boxboard monthly production decreased 1.0 percent when compared to August 2018.  The total boxboard operating rate was 94.1 percent for August.  Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production decreased 0.4 percent year to date; Recycled Boxboard production fell 1.0 percent year to date; and Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum decreased 0.5 percent year to date.

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 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.