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U.S. Boxboard Production
Decreased 1 Percent in Q3 2023
According to the report of American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), total boxboard production in Q3 decreased 17% compared to Q3 2022.
The boxboard operating rate was 82.3%, down 12.0 points from Q3 2022.
Solid Bleached Boxboard operating rate was 80.3%, down 9.7 points year-to-date.
Recycled Boxboard--Uncoated (not incl. Gypsum) production was down 12% when compared to the same 9 months of 2022.
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recycle resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industry's sustainability initiative ¡ª Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future.
The forest products industry accounts for approximately four percent of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures nearly $300 billion in products annually and employs approximately 950,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of approximately $60 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 45 states.