Washington, D.C. – The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2018 U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report on October 16.
Total Packaging Papers shipments were up 5.7 percent compared to September 2017 and up 2.6 percent year-to-date. Bag & Sack shipments were up 4.9 percent year-to-date; Multiwall shipments were flat; Converting shipments were up 1 percent; and Food Wrapping shipments were up 2.8 percent. The operating rate for September eased back from 99.1 percent in August to 95.9 percent in September. Inventories dropped 1.1 percent since August.
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