American Forest & Paper Association Releases May 2021 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in May increased five percent compared to May 2020. They were up two percent when compared to the same five months of 2020.

The operating rate was 87.6 percent, up 7.3 points from May 2020 and up 5.6 points year-to-date.

Mill inventories at the end of May decreased 2,000 short tons from the previous month and were up 3,000 short tons compared to May 2020.

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