- May 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. | The American Forest & Paper Assn. has released its April 2010 US Containerboard Statistics Report. For the sixth straight month, containerboard paper production rose sharply when compared to last year. Current total production saw an increase of 351,500 tons, or 14.6% over April 2009. Although total production amounts decreased compared to March 2010, average daily production was up 1.6% due to the number of days in April. Year-to-date 2010 production has increased 13.5% over 2009. The containerboard operating rate for April 2010 rose 16.2 points over April 2009 to 95.0%.