Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Decreased Two Percent in January 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its January 2022 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in January decreased two percent compared to January 2021.

*The operating rate in January was 86.3 percent, down 1.0 points from January 2021.
*Mill inventories at the end of January decreased 5,000 short tons from the previous month and were down 7,000 short tons compared to January 2021.

The complete report with detailed tables, charts and historical data can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at or 202-463-4716.

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