AF&PA's July 2015 Paperboard Statistics Reveal a Decrease in Boxboard Production
WASHINGTON—August 26, 2015—The American Forest & Paper Association released its July 2015 U.S. Paperboard Report. The following are a few highlights from the report:
- Total boxboard production decreased 2.8 percent when compared to July 2014, but increased 2.7 percent from last month.
- Unbleached Kraft Boxboard production increased over the same month as last year and increased compared to last month.
- Total Solid Bleached Boxboard and Liner production decreased when compared to July 2014, but increased compared to last month.
- The production of Recycled Boxboard was flat compared to July 2014, and increased when compared to last month.
About the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA)
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance a sustainable U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, and wood products manufacturing industry through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. AF&PA member companies make products essential for everyday life from renewable and recyclable resources and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry’s sustainability initiative - Better Practices, Better Planet 2020. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 4 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures over $200 billion in products annually, and employs approximately 900,000 men and women. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $50 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 47 states.