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AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Boxboard Quarterly Report

WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q1 2024 Boxboard report. Total Boxboard production in Q1 decreased 2% compared to Q1 2023. The boxboard operating rate was 89.2%, up 1.3 points from the same quarter last year.

  • Solid Bl. Folding - Domestic production increased 3% compared to Q1 2023.
  • Solid Bleached Boxboard unmade orders were up 22% compared to the end of the previous quarter and decreased 14% compared to March 2023.
  • Uncoated Recycled Boxboard production remained essentially flat (-0.3%) compared to Q1 2023.

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