2011 paper reports
The American Forest & Paper Association
(AF&PA) released its April 2011 United States Paperboard
Report. Total boxboard production decreased by 1.3 percent compared
to April 2010 and decreased 2.4 percent from last month.
Additional key findings in the paperboard report show:
•Unbleached Kraft Folding production increased over the same
month last year, and increased over last month.
•The production of Recycled Folding increased compared to April
2010, but decreased when compared to last month.
•Inventory of Solid Bleached Kraft Paperboard rose in April.
Their Kraft Paper Sector Report showed shipments were 129.9 thousand
tons, down 7.2 percent when compared to March 2011. Total inventory
was 73.0 thousand tons.
According to the Recovered Paper Monthly Report, total United
States industry consumption of recovered paper was 2.51 million
tons, 4 percent lower than April of last year and 3 percent lower
than last month.
The United States exported 20 percent more recovered paper in
March than in February. Year-to-date exports of recovered paper
are up 11.5 percent.
The April 2011 containerboard statistics report showed reduced
containerboard production compared to March 2011. The containerboard
operating rate for April 2011 was down 1.9 points over April
2010 to 93.4 percent.