WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its September 2021 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September decreased seven percent compared to September 2020. They were up one percent when compared to the same nine months of 2020.
- The operating rate was 86.8 percent, down 4.5 points from September 2020 and up 3.4 points year-to-date.
- Mill inventories at the end of September decreased 2,000 short tons from the previous month and were essentially flat (-815 short tons) compared to September 2020.
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