Washington, D.C – The American Forest & Paper Association released its March 2018 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report on April 17, 2018.
Containerboard production was up 3.5 percent compared to March 2017 and up 0.5 percent year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to February 2018 was 3.5 percent higher. The containerboard operating rate was 97.4 percent or 0.7 percentage points higher than the same month last year. Production for exports was 3.3 percent lower than March 2017 and 6.7 percent lower year-to-date.
The report can be purchased by contacting [email protected].