Total containerboard production in June increased nine percent compared to June 2020. It was up five percent when compared to the same six months of 2020.
June 2021 production of containerboard for export decreased 15 percent compared to the same month last year; it was down 25 percent year-to-date.
The containerboard operating rate was 92.7 percent, up 1.4 points from June 2020 and up 1.4 points year-to-date.
Mill inventories of containerboard at the end of June decreased 74,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 76,000 short tons compared to June 2020.