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American Forest & Paper Association Releases October 2020 Boxboard Monthly Report

Nov 20, 2020

CONTACT: Tim Ebner
(202) 463-2587, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its October 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. 

Total Boxboard production in October decreased two percent compared to October 2019. It was down three percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2019. The boxboard operating rate was 93.6 percent, up 0.8 points from October 2019 and down 0.6 points year-to-date.

  • Solid Bleached Boxboard production in October increased one percent compared to October 2019. It was down six percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2019. 
  • Recycled Boxboard production in October decreased five percent compared to October 2019. It was down two percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2019.
  • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum production in October decreased three percent compared to October 2019. It was down one percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2019.

NOTE: Beginning in 2021, AF&PA will publish the Boxboard reports on a quarterly basis; the reports will still contain the monthly data. The first report with 2021 data will be published in April 2021. Please contact comm@afandpa.org with questions.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org 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 afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.