The American Forest & Paper Association released its April 2014 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report, using data from the 54th Annual Capacity Survey published on May 14, 2014.
Containerboard production decreased 5.6% from March and was 0.8% lower compared to the same month last year. The month-over-month average daily production decreased 2.4%. Shipments for April were 2,817.5 thousand tons, representing 160.2 billions of square feet. The containerboard operating rate for April decreased 1.2 points from March, from 95.9% to 94.7%.
The report can be purchased by contacting Caroline Nealon at Statistics_Publications@afandpa.org or (202) 463-2448.