MAY 2011

AF&PA 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 last year.
  • 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 month.

Additional key findings in the paperboard report:

  • Unbleached Kraft Folding production increased compared to February 2010.
  • Solid Bleached Folding production also increased over February 2010.
  • Recycled Folding production decreased over last month and last year.
  • Inventory of Solid Bleached Kraft Paperboard saw an increase over January 2010.