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American Forest & Paper Association Releases January 2019 Boxboard Report

Feb 22, 2019

CONTACT: Barbara Riley
(202) 463-2436,


WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its January 2019 U.S. Boxboard Report on February 22.


Total boxboard monthly production increased 4.1 percent when compared to January 2018.  The total boxboard operating rate was 96.8 percent for January.  Total Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner production was up 10.0 percent year to date; Recycled Boxboard production rose 2.1 percent year to date; and Unbleached Kraft and Gypsum declined 1.3 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.