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AF&PA Details U.S. Paper Production and Capacity Trends

The 64th Paper Industry Annual Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey was released by AF&PA. The report provides detailed data on U.S. paper industry capacity and production compiled by the AF&PA statistics team.

AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Containerboard Quarterly Report

According to the report, total Containerboard production in Q1 increased 7% compared to Q1 2023.

AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Boxboard Quarterly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q1 decreased 2% compared to Q1 2023. The boxboard operating rate was 89.2%, up 1.3 points from the same quarter last year.

AF&PA Releases March 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

March 2024 saw a 5% drop in packaging paper shipments from March 2023 and a 2% decrease compared to the same period last year.

AF&PA Releases March 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

In March 2024, paper shipments, U.S. purchases, and inventory levels dropped by 1% compared to last year or February 2024.

AF&PA Supports Congressional Engagement on European Union Deforestation Regulation

We commend U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Angus King (ME) for leading this bipartisan effort with 24 other Senators to address the challenges of EUDR.

AF&PA Releases February 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in February increased 5% compared to February 2023. They were essentially flat when compared to the same 2 months of 2023.

AF&PA Releases February 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in February compared to February 2023. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers remained essentially flat (-0.1%) in February compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels…

American Forest & Paper Association Sets Advocacy Agenda for 2024

AF&PA announced key advocacy priorities for 2024. Our policy priorities include safety, sustainability and energy and the environment. That’s in addition to several regulatory and policy challenges facing the paper and wood products industry this year.

AF&PA Releases January 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased 4% compared to January 2023.

AF&PA Releases January 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

January 2024 saw a 9% drop in total printing-writing paper shipments from January 2023. In December 2023, U.S. purchases decreased 19% compared to December 2022. Inventory levels also fell by 1% from December 2023. Shipments in all major P-W categories declined: Uncoated Free Sheet by 3%, Coated…

Forest Products Industry Testifies in Support of Legislative Action to Improve Air Quality Standards

AF&PA and AWC testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee urging legislative action to modernize U.S. air quality programs. We stand ready to work with the Administration to strengthen and support sustainable air regulations.