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Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased Three Percent in Q4 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its Q4 2022 U.S. Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q4 decreased 3% compared to Q4 2021, but 2022 production was up 1% when compared to the same 12 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 87.8%, down when compared to […]

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased One Percent in November 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its November 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 1% in November compared to November 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 13% in November compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 9% […]

US packaging papers shipments down 9 percent in November

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has published its November 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in November decreased 9% compared to November 2021. They were down 3% when compared to the same 11 months of 2021. The bleached packaging papers operating rate was […]

US containerboard production down 8.6 percent in Q3 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) published its Q3 2022 U.S. Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in Q3 2022 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It decreased 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021. New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) in Q3 2022 was […]

Total U.S. Containerboard Production Decreased 8.6 Percent in Q3 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q3 2022 U.S. Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in Q3 2022 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It was down 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021. New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) in Q3 2022 […]

Total U.S. Boxboard Production in Q3 2022 Increased Three Percent

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q3 2022 Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q3 increased 3% compared to Q3 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate in Q3 2022 was 95.7%, up 1.2 points from Q3 […]

US packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments decreased 10% in September

U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September 2022 decreased 10% compared to September 2021. They were down 2% when compared to the same nine months of 2021, according to the American Forest & Paper Association. Shipments of unbleached bags & sacks were 73,300 short tons for the month of September, down 0.6% year-to-date. […]

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased Five Percent in September 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its September 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased 5% in September compared to September 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 8% in September compared to the same month last year. Total U.S. printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased […]

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 […]

Total U.S. Containerboard Production Increased Two Percent in Q2 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its Q2 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the 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 […]