Total Containerboard production in December increased three percent compared to December 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same 12 months of 2019.
December 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 22 percent compared to the same month last year; it was up nine percent year-to-date.
The containerboard operating rate was 93.7 percent, essentially flat (-0.1 pts.) from December 2019 and up 2.3 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of December increased 3,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 3,000 short tons compared to December 2019.