Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its July 2019 Packaging Papers and Specialty Packaging Monthly report on August 16.
Total packaging papers shipments were down 13.0 percent from July 2018 and down 4.6 percent year-to-date. Bag and sack shipments were down 3.1 percent year-to-date; multiwall shipments were down 11.8 percent; food wrapping shipments were up 4.1 percent; and converting shipments were down 7.1 percent. The operating rate for July dropped to 81.6 percent compared to 86.2 percent in June. Inventory levels decreased one percent from June.
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.