US containerboard production down 8.6 percent in Q3 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) published its Q3 2022 U.S. Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in Q3 2022 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It decreased 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.

New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) in Q3 2022 was down 7.3% compared to Q3 2021, and down 2.3% year-to-date.

The linerboard operating rate in Q3 2022 was 86.0%, down 8.3 points from the previous quarter.

The Medium operating rate for the quarter was 91.4%, down 4.6 points from Q2 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 in nature.

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