US containerboard shipments in April total 2.817 million tons, April production dips 0.8% from year ago and down 5.6% from March, as average daily output falls 2.4%; April operating rate slips to 94.7% from 95.9% in March: AF&PA
May 16, 2014
– The American Forest & Paper Association released its April 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report today, using data from the 54th Annual Capacity Survey published on May 14, 2014.
Containerboard production decreased 5.6 percent from March and was 0.8 percent lower compared to the same month last year. The month-over-month average daily production decreased 2.4 percent. Shipments for April were 2,817.5 thousand tons, representing 160.2 billions of square feet. The containerboard operating rate for April decreased 1.2 points from March, from 95.9 percent to 94.7 percent.
The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or 202-463-2448.
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