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AF&PA Releases February 2017 Reports

Boxboard

Total boxboard production decreased 2.3 percent when compared to February 2016, and decreased 7.5 percent from last month. Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production decreased over the same month as last year and decreased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to February 2016, but decreased compared to last month. The production of Recycled Boxboard decreased compared to February 2016, and decreased when compared to last month.

Containerboard

Containerboard production was 0.7 percent higher compared to February 2016. The month-over-month average daily production compared to January 2017 was 0.5 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate for February increased from 96.5 percent to 97.8 percent, which was 4.0 percent higher compared to February of last year.

Printing-Writing Paper

According to the report released on March 21, 2017, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 8% in February compared to February 2016. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels were flat from January 2017.

  • Uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper shipments decreased 6% year-over-year in February. UFS imports increased 9% in January compared to January 2016, with exports decreasing 5% year-over-year in January.
  • February coated free sheet (CFS) paper shipments decreased 8% compared to February 2016. Imports of CFS papers increased 5% year-over-year in January, and exports increased 2% in January relative to the previous year.
  • Uncoated mechanical (UM) paper shipments decreased 23% in February compared to February 2016. Imports of UM increased 11% in January, with exports of UM in January increasing 17%.
  • Coated mechanical (CM) shipments in February decreased 8% when compared to February 2016. Imports of CM decreased 3% in January compared to January 2016, and exports increased 13% in January relative to the previous year.

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The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $210 billion in products annually, and employs nearly 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states. Visit AF&PA online at www.afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.

 Source: The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)

 

 

 
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