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American Forest & Paper Association Releases June 2021 Containerboard Monthly Report

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WASHINGTON — The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its June 2021 Containerboard Monthly report. 

Total containerboard production in June increased nine percent compared to June 2020. It was up five percent when compared to the same six months of 2020

  • June 2021 production of containerboard for export decreased 15 percent compared to the same month last year; it was down 25 percent year-to-date.
  • The containerboard operating rate was 92.7 percent, up 1.4 points from June 2020 and up 1.4 points year-to-date.
  • Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of June decreased 74,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 76,000 short tons compared to June 2020.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at 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 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