September 2010 containerboard report published

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released the September 2010 United States Containerboard Statistics Report.

For the eleventh straight month, containerboard production rose over same month a year ago. Total production saw an increase of 189,500 tons or 7.0 percent when compared to September 2009. Production fell 3.3 percent over August 2010 but the month over month average daily production was flat. Year-to-date 2010 production has increased 9.2 percent over 2009. The containerboard operating rate for September 2010 rose 10.7 points over September 2009 to 98.7 percent.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production rose over same month last year.
  • Medium production shows growth over same month last year.