Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association released its August 2018 Containerboard Monthly report on September 17.
Containerboard production was up 2.2 percent compared to August 2017 and up 1.6 percent year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to July 2018 was 2.5 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate was 97.2 percent, 0.7 percentage points higher than the same month last year. Production for export reached its highest level for 2018 so far; it was 13.2 percent higher than August 2017 but 0.8 percent lower year-to-date.
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