Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased Eleven Percent in Q2 2023

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q2 2023 Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q2 decreased 11% compared to Q2 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 86.6%, down 7.6 points from Q2 2022.

  • Solid Bleached Plate, Dish & Tray – Domestic production decreased 6.4% compared to Q2 2022 and increased 0.7% for the year-to-date.
  • Recycled Boxboard – Coated production was down 3% when compared to the same six months of 2022.
  • Uncoated Recycled Boxboard operating rate was 83.7%, down 8.9 points from Q2 2022 and down 10.1 points year-to-date.

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