Washinfgton, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association released its January 2018 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on February 21, 2018.
Containerboard production was up 0.7 percent compared to January 2017. The month-over-month average daily production compared to December 2017 was 2.9 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate was 97.2 percent, or 2.2 percentage points higher than January 2017. Production for exports was 10.5 percent lower than January 2017, which was the month with the second highest export volume in 2017.
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