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American Forest & Paper Association Releases December 2019 Boxboard Monthly Report

CONTACT: Lindsay Murphy
(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its December 2019 Boxboard Monthly Report. 

Total boxboard production in December decreased five percent compared to December 2018 and was down one percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2018. The boxboard operating rate was 88.8 percent, down 4.0 points from December 2018 and down 1.5 points year-to-date. 

Solid bleached boxboard production in December decreased four percent compared to December 2018 and was down one percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2018.
Recycled boxboard production in December decreased three percent compared to December 2018 and was down one percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2018.
Unbleached kraft & gypsum production in December decreased eight percent compared to December 2018 and was down one percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2018. 
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. 

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative—Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. 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 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 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.