Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its September 2020 Containerboard Monthly report.
Total Containerboard production in September increased four percent compared to September 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same nine months of 2019.
September 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 12 percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 19 percent year-to-date.
The containerboard operating rate was 95.9 percent, up 3.7 points from September 2019 and up 2.8 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of September decreased 67,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 25,000 short tons compared to September 2019.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at [email protected] or 202-463-4716.