Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its April 2020 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in April increased five percent compared to April 2019. They were up three percent when compared to the same four months of 2019.
The operating rate was 89.1 percent, up 1.4 points from April 2019 and down 1.3 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories at the end of April decreased 1,000 short tons from the previous month, and were down 3,000 short tons compared to April 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.