WASHINGTON – The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q3 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. Total Containerboard production in Q3 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It was down 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.
- New supply of containerboard (domestic production plus imports) was down 7.3% compared to Q3 2021, and down 2.3% year-to-date.
- The Linerboard operating rate in Q3 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.