WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its June 2022 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in June decreased 4% compared to June 2021. They were essentially flat (+0.0%) when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.
- The operating rate was 86.4%, down 4.7 points from June 2021 and essentially flat (+0.2 pts.) year-to-date.
- Mill inventories at the end of June remained essentially flat (-182 short tons) from the previous month and were up 9,000 short tons compared to June 2021.
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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 recycle 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 four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper.