AF&PA Releases October 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report
WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its October 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly report.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in October increased 3% compared to October 2022. They were down 2% when compared to the same 10 months of 2022.
- Shipments of the biggest subgrade in bleached packaging papers – food wrapping – were 25,900 short tons for the month of October, down 16.9% year-to-date.
- The unbleached packaging papers operating rate was 88.9%, up 8.4 points from October 2022 but down 6.5 points year-to-date.
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.