U.S. packaging papers shipments up 7.1% in August
24 September 2018
U.S. packaging papers shipments were up 7.1% compared to August 2017 and up 2.1% year-to-date, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported.
Bag & Sack shipments were up 3.4% year-to-date; multiwall shipments were flat; converting shipments were up 1%; and food wrapping shipments were up 3%.
The operating rate for August increased to its highest level for the year, up from 95.8% in July to 98.8%. Inventories dropped 6.1% since July.
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