AF&PA Releases September 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly Report
WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its September 2023 Packaging Papers Monthly report. Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September increased 8% compared to September 2022. They were down 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2022.
- Shipments of the biggest subgrade in unbleached packaging papers – bag & sack – were 96,100 short tons for the month of September, up 2.1% year-to-date.
- The bleached packaging papers operating rate was 77.3%, up 3.0 points from September 2023 but down 1.1 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.