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Tissue Production Reaches All-Time Highs

AF&PA released a press statement and tissue production data that speaks to record rates the industry saw earlier this year. In March, essential workers at AF&PA member companies manufactured nearly 700,000 tons of tissue, more than any other month since 2007, when AF&PA began collecting related monthly historical data.

That rate works out to more than 4 pounds of tissue for each U.S. resident.

Meanwhile, in February and March, AF&PA members reliably delivered more than 22,000 tons of tissue per day—an all-time high for the industry.

AF&PA President and CEO Heidi Brock noted, “As daily production reached new thresholds, AF&PA member companies stayed the course, delivering sustainable tissue products to meet everyday, essential needs. I am heartened by the industry’s commitment to safety, and its ability to move products to the global market – just as we do 52 weeks each year.”

Additional resources related to the value of tissue and the benefits of paper towels can be found on AF&PA Resources page.

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 recyclable 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 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper