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 was down 7.3% compared to Q3 2021, and down 2.3% year-to-date.
The linerboard operating rate in Q3 2022 was 86.0%, down 8.3 points from the previous quarter.
The Medium operating rate for the quarter was 91.4%, down 4.6 points from Q2 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.