WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its March 2020 Packaging Papers and Specialty Packaging Monthly report.
Total packaging papers and specialty packaging shipments in March increased three percent compared to March 2019. They were up one percent when compared to the same three months of 2019.
The operating rate was 92.6 percent, up 2.3 points from March 2019 and down 0.5 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories at the end of March decreased 3,000 short tons from the previous month, and were down 3,000 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.