WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its July 2017 U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report on August 16.
Total Packaging Papers shipments were 230,900 tons, 4.7% higher than July 2016. Bag & Sack shipments were up 6.1% year-to-date, while Food Wrapping shipments were down 9.5% over the same period. The operating rate for July 2017 was 88.4%, in line with the year-to-date rate of 88.6%. Inventories were 173,100 tons, up slightly since June.
The complete report with detailed tables, charts, and historical data can be purchased by contacting [email protected]afandpa.org.