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AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

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(202) 463-2436, comm@afandpa.org

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q3 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. 

Total Containerboard production in Q3 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It was down 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.

  • New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) was down 7.3% compared to Q3 2021, and down 2.3% year-to-date. 
  • The Linerboard operating rate in Q3 was 86.0%, down 8.3 points from the previous quarter.
  • The Medium operating rate for the quarter was 91.4%, down 4.6 points from Q2 2022.

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.