U.S. total boxboard production in May down 0.3% year-over-year, but increases 2.8% month-over-month: AF&PA
June 19, 2012
– The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2012 U.S. Paperboard Report today. Total boxboard production decreased by 0.3% compared to May 2011 but increased 2.8% from last month. Unbleached Kraft Folding production increased over the same month last year and increased compared to last month. Total Solid Bleached Boxboard & Liner production increased compared to April 2011 and increased compared to last month. The production of Recycled Folding decreased compared to April 2011 but increased when compared to last month.
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