Washington D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the September 2019 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report on October 17.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September decreased ten percent compared to September 2018. They were down six percent when compared to the same nine months of 2018.
The operating rate was 84.0 percent, down 10.5 points from September 2018 and down 5.6 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories at the end of September decreased 3,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 2,000 short tons compared to September 2018.
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.