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U.S. Containerboard Output Flattens

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U.S. containerboard production was flat in October, decreasing just 0.1% compared with September 2011, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C.) October 2011 U. S. Containerboard Statistics Report released this week. However, the month-over-month average daily production was down 3.3%, the report notes. The containerboard operating rate for October 2011 was down slightly from October 2010 to 95.1% from 96.0%.

Additional key findings from the report include:

  • Linerboard production was flat compared with last year
  • Medium production was down from October 2010.


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