WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q4 2021 Boxboard Monthly report. Total Boxboard production in Q4 increased two percent compared to Q4 2020.
It was up two percent when compared to the same twelve months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 94.1 percent, up 0.7 points from Q4 2020 and up 1.2 points year-to-date.
- Solid Bleached Boxboard production in Q4 decreased two percent compared to Q4 2020. It was flat when compared to the 12 months of 2020.
- Recycled Boxboard production in Q4 increased three percent compared to Q4 2020. It was flat when compared to the same 12 months of 2020.
- Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum production in Q4 increased six percent compared to Q4 2020. It was up six percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2020.
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.