Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its July 2020 Containerboard Monthly report.
Total containerboard production in July remained essentially flat (-0.2 percent) compared to July 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same seven months of 2019.
July 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased seven percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 28 percent year-to-date.
The containerboard operating rate was 89.4 percent, down 1.6 points from July 2019 and up 3.1 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of July decreased 7,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 67,000 short tons compared to July 2019.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman: [email protected] or 202-463-4716.