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 81.7%, down 2.8 points from November 2021 and down 4.1 points year-to-date.

Shipments of unbleached bag & sack paper were 81,200 short tons for the month of November, down 7.9% from November 2021.

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

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.

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