Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its March 2020 Containerboard Monthly report
Total Containerboard production in March increased 10 percent compared to March 2019. It was up eight percent when compared to the same three months of 2019.
March 2020 production of containerboard for export increased 39 percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 44 percent year-to-date.
The containerboard operating rate was 93.3 percent, up 7.3 points from March 2019 and up 4.5 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of March decreased 8,000 short tons from the previous month, and were down 2,000 short tons compared to March 2019.
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.