Total US boxboard output in Q2 up 1% year-over-year, with operating rate at 95.3%; production of solid bleached folding board up 8%, output of recycled coated boxboard up 13%, and uncoated recycled unmade orders down 1% from year ago: AF&PA

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WASHINGTON , August 2, 2022 (press release) –

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q2 2022 Boxboard report.

Total Boxboard production in Q2 increased 1% compared to Q2 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.  The boxboard operating rate was 95.3%, down 1.2 points from Q2 and essentially flat (+0.3 pts.) year-to-date

  • Solid Bl. Folding - Domestic production increased 8% compared to Q2 2021 and was up 11% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.
  • Recycled Boxboard - Coated production increased 13% compared to Q2 2021 and was up 11% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.
  • Uncoated Recycled unmade orders were essentially flat (0.0%) compared to the previous month and decreased 1% compared to June 2021. 

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at or 202-463-4716.

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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 FutureThe 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 or follow us on Twitter @ForestandPaper

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