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AF&PA Releases April 2017 Reports


Total boxboard production increased 3.2 percent when compared to April 2016, but decreased 3.5 percent from last month. Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month as last year and increased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased when compared to April 2016, but decreased compared to last month. The production of Recycled Boxboard decreased compared to April 2016, and decreased when compared to last month.


Containerboard production was 4.8 percent higher compared to April 2016. The month-over-month average daily production compared to March 2017 was 2.7 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate for April increased from 96.7 percent to 97.1 percent, which was 1.9 percent higher compared to April of last 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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