Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its December 2019 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly Report.
Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in December decreased four percent compared to December 2018 and were down six percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2018.
- The operating rate was 81.8 percent, down 2.9 points from December 2018 and down 5.2 points year-to-date.
- Mill inventories at the end of December increased 12,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 1,000 short tons compared to December 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.