The American Forest & Paper Association
(AF&PA) released the United States Containerboard Statistics
Report for May 2010. For the seventh straight month, containerboard
paper production has risen sharply when compared to last year.
Current total production saw an increase of 238,100 tons or 9.1
percent over May 2009. Total production amounts increased over
April 2010, with average daily production up 0.3 percent. Year-to-date
2010 production has increased 12.6 percent over 2009. The containerboard
operating rate for May 2010 rose 12.2 points over May 2009 to
Additional key findings from the report include:
- Linerboard production was up from last year.
- Medium production follows the trend and increases over
- Containerboard operating rates reached their highest levels