Washington, D.C. The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2018 Containerboard Monthly report on October 16.
Containerboard production was up 4.9 percent compared to September 2017 and up 2.0 percent year-to-date. The month-over-month average daily production compared to August 2018 was 1.3 percent lower. The containerboard operating rate was 98.8 percent, 3.4 percentage points higher than the same month last year. Production for export increased for the third straight month, reaching its highest level for 2018 so far. It was 19.8 percent higher than September 2017 and for the first time this year it was up year-to-date, by 1.3 percent.
The report can be purchased by contacting [email protected]afandpa.org.