U.S. Containerboard production up 1.3% in May 2016
The American Forest & Paper Association released its May 2016 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report which said containerboard production was 1.3 percent higher compared to May 2015.
The month-over-month average daily production compared to April 2016 was 2 percent higher.
The containerboard operating rate
The containerboard operating rate for May increased from 94.3 percent to 95.6 percent while the year-to-date operating rate of 94.3 percent was 1.5 percentage points lower compared to the same period in 2015.