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HomeNewsTotal U.S. cardboard production fell by 7% in July, and packaging paper sales increased by 7%

Total U.S. cardboard production fell by 7% in July, and packaging paper sales increased by 7%

[Packaging and Printing Industry Network International News] This week, the American Forest and Paper Association released data on American paper products in July.


The total output of cardboard in July fell by 7% year-on-year, and the total output in the first seven months fell by 2% year-on-year. The operating rate of cardboard was 90.4%, a decrease of 3.3 percentage points year-on-year, and basically the same as the beginning of the year (up 0.3 percentage points).

container cardboard

Compared with July 2019, the total output of container board in July was basically the same (down 0.2%), and compared with the same period in 2019, it increased by 4%.

·In July 2020, the output of exported cardboard fell by 7% compared with the same period of last year; it increased by 28% compared with the beginning of the year.

·The operating rate of container board was 89.4%, a decrease of 1.6 percentage points from July 2019 and a year-to-date increase of 3.1 percentage points.

·At the end of July, the inventory of container board mills decreased by 7,000 short tons compared with the previous month, and increased by 67,000 short tons compared to July 2019.

wrapping paper

The total shipments of packaging paper and specialty packaging in July increased by 7% year-on-year, compared with the 7 months in the same period of 2019, an increase of 3%.

·The operating rate was 84.5%, a year-on-year increase of 2.2 percentage points, and a year-to-date decrease of 0.7 percentage points.

·The factory inventory at the end of July decreased by 1,000 short tons from the previous month and increased by 17,000 short tons from July 2019.

printing and writing paper

The total shipments of printing and writing paper in July fell by 26% year-on-year, and the total sales volume fell by 24% year-on-year. Compared with June 2020, the total inventory level of printed writing paper has fallen by 5%.

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