Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its May 2020 Containerboard Monthly report.
Total Containerboard production in May increased one percent compared to May 2019. It was up six percent when compared to the same five months of 2019.
May 2020 production of containerboard for export increased 42 percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 41 percent year-to-date.
The containerboard operating rate was 90.3 percent, essentially flat (-0.2 pts.) from May 2019 and up 4.4 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of May increased 39,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 77,000 short tons compared to May 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.