United States paper reports for February 2011
The American Forest & Paper Association
released their February 2011 United States Containerboard Statistics
Report. For the sixteenth straight month, containerboard production
rose over the same month a year ago, but may be leveling off.
Total production increased 14,100 tons or 0.6 percent when compared
to February 2010. Production fell compared to January 2011, with
month over month average daily production down 2.0 percent.
Additional key findings from the report include:
- Linerboard production flat over last year
- Medium production up over February 2010
Their Kraft Paper Sector Report indicated that total Kraft paper
shipments were 125.5 thousand tons, an increase of 11.1 percent
compared to February 2010, and down 3.0 percent when compared
to January 2011.
Additional key findings from the Kraft paper report include:
- Total Unbleached Kraft shipments increased over same month
- Total Bleached Kraft shipments were up over February 2010.
The American Forest & Paper Association’s February 2011 Paperboard
Report showed total boxboard production increased by 2.8 percent
compared to February 2010, but decreased 10.4 percent from last
Additional key findings in the paperboard report:
- Unbleached Kraft Folding production increased compared
to February 2010.
- Solid Bleached Folding production also increased over February
- Recycled Folding production decreased over last month and
- Inventory of Solid Bleached Kraft Paperboard saw an increase
over January 2010.