US packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments decreased 10% in September

U.S. packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September 2022 decreased 10% compared to September 2021. They were down 2% when compared to the same nine months of 2021, according to the American Forest & Paper Association.

Shipments of unbleached bags & sacks were 73,300 short tons for the month of September, down 0.6% year-to-date.

The bleached packaging papers operating rate was 75.4%, down 3.6 points from September 2021 and down 4.4 points year-to-date.

The American Forest & Paper Association serves to advance U.S. paper and wood product manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy.


source: American Forest & Paper Association

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