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Summary report on the North American Containerboard Industry
Annual basis weight survey for linerboard and medium. Historical data over a 15-year period help identify shifts in basis weights.
Summary report presenting North American containerboard trade data by month.
Excel file containing North American containerboard trade data by month.
High-level overview of U.S. and Canadian containerboard production, imports and exports, demand, operating rates, and inventory levels at mills and box plants.
Quarterly report on U.S. and Canadian containerboard production, imports and exports, demand, operating rates, and inventory levels at mills and box plants.
Comprehensive report on the U.S. Containerboard Industry
Semiannual report provides continuously updated benchmarks that reflect product performance and records trends, using machine-level end-of-reel test data for Liner and Medium.
Detailed U.S. imports and exports of containerboard grades. Includes details on trade partner and U.S. port.
Year-to-date exports of Kraft linerboard and bleached Kraft paperboard. Includes tons and dollar values.
Excel data set featuring 5 years of monthly data on the U.S. containerboard industry.
Provides 11 years of historical monthly data on the U.S. containerboard industry, both seasonally adjusted and unadjusted.