Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2018 U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report on June 15.
Total Packaging Papers shipments were up 3.0 percent compared to May 2017, but down 0.2 percent year-to-date. Bag & Sack shipments were essentially flat year-to-date, Multiwall shipments were down 3.3 percent, Converting shipments were down 0.4 percent and Food Wrapping shipments were up 3.5 percent. The operating rate for May increased to 94.5 percent from 92.9 percent in April. Inventories were down 3.6 percent since April.
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