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American Forest & Paper Association Releases April 2019 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly Report

Monday, May 20, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its April 2019 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report on May 16.

The report featured revised data based on findings from the 59th Annual Capacity Survey released May 15. Total packaging papers shipments were down 3.7 percent from April 2018 and down 1.4 percent year-to-date. Bag & sack shipments were down 1.1 percent year-to-date, multiwall shipments were down 3.6 percent, food wrapping shipments were up 0.5 percent, and converting shipments were down 1.4 percent. The operating rate for April decreased to 88.5 percent compared to 90.0 percent in March. Inventory levels increased 1.7 percent from March.

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.


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