AF&PA released its August 2022 packaging papers monthly report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in August remained essentially flat (-0.1%) compared to August 2021. They were essentially flat (+0.1%) when compared to the same eight months of 2021.


  • The unbleached packaging papers operating rate was 94.4%, up 1.1 points from August 2021 and up 1.7 points year-to-date.
  • Shipments of bleached food wrapping were 31.600 short tons for the month of August, down 2.1% year-to-date.

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.

Source: American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)

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