US containerboard output in Q2 up 2% year-over-year, though new supply of containerboard--domestic production plus imports--was essentially flat; linerboard operating rate in Q2 up 1.5 points to 94.3%, while medium operating rate flat at 96%: AF&PA

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WASHINGTON , August 2, 2022 (press release) –

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

Total Containerboard production in Q2 increased 2% compared to Q2 2021. It was also up 2% when compared to the same 6 months of 2021.

  • New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) was essentially flat compared to Q2 2021, as well as year-to-date.
  • The Linerboard operating rate in Q2 was 94.3%, up 1.5 points from the previous quarter.
  • The Medium operating rate for the quarter was 96%, down 0.6 points from Q1 2022.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org 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 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

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