AF&PA Releases Q1 2024 Boxboard Quarterly Report

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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